Blue Wonder

I notice, in the heartbreak of a mid-March snow, the blue hue that tinges even the smallest flake. And I lament the purposelessness of the now snapped lilac, broken before blooming — what Spring will never bring again under the weight of blue and heldwater. Would I prefer some other outcome than the black shovel and the burning back and the gravel scratch on the driveway? Would I prefer some permanence that would be Spring? Or would I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility that existence has its own reason for being, whether it be toil, Winter or blue wonder?

Image: Eric Welch on Unsplash

Written for the d’Verse prompt: “Prosery: Possibilites” utilizing a line from Wislawa Szymborska’s poem “Possibilities”.

27 Thoughts

  1. Lovely! I think we–or at least I–appreciate spring because of the winter and dark months. Perhaps it wouldn’t mean such much if it was a permanent thing.

  2. “the heartbreak of a mid-March snow,”.. is such a strong image! I believe every season has its own purpose that it brings forth. One need only be open to it 🙂

    1. Yes, we as a species are so well tuned to it historically, instinctually tuned to it, that our technical comforts seem at odds with who we’ve evolved to be.


  3. Beautiful use of colour, Devon, to paint a picture of mid-March snow. I love the way you focused on the ‘snapped lilac, broken before blooming’ with the ‘weight of blue and heldwater’. Your questions are difficult to answer; winter landscapes have their own special beauty.

    1. Thank you Kim. The prompt was open to so many wonderful variations on the theme, and so many of the responses focused on difficult questions. Great prompt.


  4. Our seasons here are so pronounced and unique that sometimes I think their existence is only to wish for the next. A nice take on the prompt. 🙂

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