Ultra Marine

29 Apr

Once upon a time I spent 10 days on a sailboat in the ocean, sailing north. The blue water has been calling me back ever since.

Ultramarine Gulf Stream
liquid conveyor belt, carry my dreams
let me skip along your surface
don’t let me get too deep

Each periwinkle morning
turns to a turquoise blanket of hope
entreating us to sail boldly
past the continental slope

And in the afternoon
a bluefin tuna of iridescent azure
is plucked from the waters
with a silver spoon lure

Sir, we royally salute you
and your noble fate
served up, shimmering,
upon a sapphire plate

Herculean cerulean
yet effortlessly triumphant
we scan for the next horizon
to grasp the earth’s circumference

until we rest our heads
under a diamond indigo shawl
the blue will fuel our reveries-
sailors, explorers, dreamers, all.

Ultramarine is the color of the Gulf Stream.

Ultramarine is the color of the Gulf Stream.

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22 Responses to “Ultra Marine”

  1. annotating60 November 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    I loved the use of the Gulf Stream as a vehicle to portray all the differing shades of blue. >KB

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  2. Gay Reiser Cannon November 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    I’ve sailed those colors and each shade splashed over me as I read. Exquisite.

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  3. Heaven (@ScarletVerses) November 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I love all the blues fueling and painting the gulf stream ~ Lovely inspiration from your sailing trip ~

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  4. claudia November 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Herculean cerulean…very cool… there’s something so majestic in the color blue..and so soothing as well… ferdinand hodler once said that blue is the only color we can stand in big amounts..

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    • lupitatucker November 3, 2013 at 11:27 am #

      I agree with him! Maybe that is why the sky is blue? I never really can get enough of blue 🙂

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  5. anmol(alias HA) November 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    A beautiful environment created here… You have glorified the shades of blue, which I find most alluring and captivating as well. 🙂
    -HA

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    • lupitatucker November 3, 2013 at 11:28 am #

      Glad you liked it HA. I wanted to write it down so I could remember. Haven’t been sailing in a while.

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  6. Brendan November 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Cerulean’s my favorite color, I think, greyblue eyes of the seagod staring back. What a delightful voyage.

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  7. freyathewriter November 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    Ultramarine Gulf Stream
    Herculean Cerulean
    Utter bliss.

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  8. kelvin s.m. November 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    ….yes — take us in a journey with your words… you managed to make this feel tangible to senses… smiles…

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  9. Morgan November 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    Cerulean Dream of painted words like a ribbon of enchantment capturing my imagination.
    Marvelous!!!

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  10. Katie (@PunkRockPoet84) November 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Very nice write. I’m a huge sailor, but on lakes. Nice capture. 🙂

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  11. brian miller November 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    ah i used to sail….to be on a boat sailing for 10 days…that would be a dream…i am an adventurer at heart….i dream of discovery…i want to grab that horizon and pull myself on toward it…smiles…enjoyed the journey…

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  12. MarinaSofia November 3, 2013 at 2:14 am #

    My favourite colour, in all its shades – deeply enjoyed this celebration of it!

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    • lupitatucker November 3, 2013 at 11:34 am #

      Glad you enjoyed it Marina! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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  13. Amy Jo Sprague November 3, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    “…a diamond indigo shawl…” gorgeous!

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