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My favourite colour is blue; but black is a close second...


There's a myriad of blues
The blue of the sky
The blue of the sea
The blue of the mountains
The blue of the blood in my veins
The blue of the dusk and the dawn
The blue in your eyes when you're here
Blue on the edge of black
Barely blue but blue nonetheless
Black and blue like bruises
Of a sad and battered soul
Blue like the music of blues
Bittersweet and darkling blue
Like thoughts of you
That gradually fade to black

© Copyright 2011 Regis Auffray





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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/16/2014
My deceased Tom would never wear his blue shirts. He had some in the closet, and I 'd ask him to wear them, well - he just ignored me. I finally got him to wear blue jeans after a struggle.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/2/2012
Blue and black.........comfort and finality.

Love ya!

Reviewed by Inspire Hope 6/19/2011
Regis, you are Blessed ! This poem is filled with truths and written with such creativity....beautifully written ! I really enjoyed reading Blue, as I do all of your work ! May Abba Father continue
Bless and strengthen you each day ! Be encouraged Regis! Thank you
for your encouraging words!

Reviewed by Ann Marquette 5/30/2011
Interesting thoughts well woven in usual Regis.
Reviewed by K. Mulroney 5/25/2011
A very intense write Regis. Such is love I guess. Actually blue and Black are my Fav. colors also. Nice to read you again. Loved it.

Reviewed by Jeffenise Robertson 5/24/2011
I never looked at blue and black this way, love it..
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/18/2011
Love the intensity of this poem, Regis. For me, the message is much deeper towards the end, and that's where your words resonate with that sense of longing and/or sadness I often see in your work. Great writing. Love and hugs,
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 5/17/2011
Cher Regis,Je vois que vous aimez le bleu et peut etre les cheveux blonds. Anyway I like these:
Bittersweet and darkling blue
Like thoughts of you
That gradually fade to black
C'est un beau jeu de mots et de pensee
Love Emile

Reviewed by Axilea MU 5/15/2011
There is a growing intensity in this poem. In a way, I agree with Lena's vision, but I also like it the way it is. My favorite part is when you move from a visual emotion ("barely blue but"...) to a completely emotional interpretation of the color ("like bruises of a sad and battered soul").

Reviewed by jude forese 5/14/2011
blue has an intensity all its own especially when accompanied by black ...
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 5/12/2011
The poem is beautiful and emotionally moving. It flows like the gentle stream... I enjoyed it a great deal.

I would change only one thing in the poem... I would get rid of the first four lines of the poem. While those four lines are about the color blue they don't quite seem to fit with the poem and its flow. Getting rid of them makes the poem more affective, makes it stronger even. Try reading the poem with those first four lines and then try reading it without the first four lines and you will see the difference. Hope this helps.

Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/12/2011

Wonderful write. Blue is an odd color. It can make you happy, yet so sad. Peace and love.


Reviewed by Micki Peluso 5/10/2011
Dear Regis,

Nicely done as always. Blue is my favorite color too.

All the best

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 5/9/2011
so many shades to of my favorite colors too. Morgan
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 5/9/2011
Isn't all too often the truth Reg? The few times I flew over the Rocky mountains I could see exactly where they got "for purple mountians majesty..." from. They are so pretty from 33,000 feet in the air. This is a very good poem with a realistic ending. Thank you for sharing Reg.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/9/2011
One of your best Regis, this touched me deeply.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 5/8/2011
Makes me sort of sad, especially fading to black. This evokes great emotion. xo
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/8/2011
Kool blue tone to your words, Regis....nicely done, my friend!

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/8/2011
Blue has a coolness that is this Reg, I am thinking of the ocean blue right now~
Reviewed by Steve Groll 5/8/2011
I like blue too, just like you.
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 5/8/2011
Blue is beautiful, but in the same token can be so ugly. Great write. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/7/2011
Regie, you could possibly write for the Bluesfest a few tunes?
Certainly bundles up this colour in a nice poetic inspiration,
still I wonder, why you love blue so much? Bless ya! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/7/2011
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/7/2011
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/7/2011
Blue can be so very sad,even though the color is great! An intriguing poem,Reg!
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/7/2011
This is such a nice write, but definitely not in blue though blue, all blue hue..a wonderful view. Best wishes, Regis. neerja :)
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/7/2011
Great writing dear man...Hugss
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/7/2011
I hate being blue–so I sing the blues–it cheers me up. You have really covered blue beautifully with this monochromatic theme. It is interesting that beautiful blue water sky and somehow be turned into a melancholy feeling. But human emotion is so complex we end up using colors to describe it.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/7/2011
You have vividly brought blue into my world...I prefer purple however!

Nicely done, Reg.

Peace, Love and light,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/7/2011
stirring final line!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 5/7/2011
'Black and blue like bruises of a sad and battered soul'...'Bittersweet and darkling blue like thoughts of you'------ VERY BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS SENTENCES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/7/2011
I like! Very well done, my friend.
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 5/6/2011
Nice creation, nice flow. Thanks.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/6/2011
The blues have Soul...that black should be envious, I prefer to color you, Regis~Purple...for the combination of both!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/6/2011
Blue is my favorite color, too, but not necessarily my favorite mood. Nice, Reg.
Take care,
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 5/6/2011
A very heartfelt writing, Regis. For You and me the reader.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/6/2011
Inspiring piece, Regis, so stylistically clever and vivid.
I love the color also, all different shades of blue.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 5/6/2011
I have to admit, it's my favorite color as well. Well penned Regis.
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 5/6/2011
Regis - A terrific poem - Blue is a beautiful color and my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

God Bless You,
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/6/2011
Quite bluesy...I'M lovin' it.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/6/2011
I like blue too, though unfortunately my mood tends to lean in that direction as well...e
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/6/2011
Like thoughts of you
That gradually fade to black

I'll take that as a positive thought as you fade off to a blissful night's rest after taking off your blue suede shoes and slipping beneath your blue velvet sheets. Patrick
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/6/2011
Nice write, it is always amazing how colours play such an important role in our lifes and our way of thinking...
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/6/2011
Regis,looks like you have captured Blue in all its phases
important to you. Perhaps from now on, we should call you
Little Boy Blue or, alliteratively speaking, Big Boy Blue.
Great write. Me, I'm a Purple kind of guy. -gene.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 5/6/2011
There has been such amazing healing in seeing the blue sky this week.
But somehow- the best blue is in the eyes.
Fine poem as always.
Reviewed by Joy Hale 5/6/2011
A wonderful ride through the myriad colors of blue. Soulful. I love the last three lines... so deep and introspective. A wonderful and thought provoking read. Very, very good, Regis. Love and best wishes, Joy
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/6/2011
You captured so many ways to be, and have blue in this poem. Wonderful.
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 5/6/2011
I feel much the same sometimes...I'm glad you wrote this...

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/6/2011
I didn't feel "BLUE" once! Poetically said Reg!! :) I Love it! Blue, Barely Black I Would't take one word back! oox
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/6/2011
A Touching write indeed Laura
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