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1.10.2018

Poem: "Paradise Blue"


Paradise Blue
By: Eve Estelle

Gleaming snow falls,
A coat for this river of glass
Lying still as the halcyon sings.


Author's note:

Another short one, sort of haiku-ish (not a haiku, though -- it doesn't adhere to most of the rules).

The halcyon is a mythical bird that, according to Greek myth, nests in mid-winter upon the sea and is said to have the power to calm the winds and waves. From this story, the word has come to mean "idyllically calm and peaceful."

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    1. Winter scenes provide such beautiful images to work with! <3 Thank you as always!

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  2. Love this! And thanks so much for adding the definition of Halcyon. I was like, wait what is that? LOL! Learn something new everyday!

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    1. Oh yeah, it's not a word you see often -- I didn't even know about the mythical bird aspect of it until writing this! You sure do learn something new every day! lol. It's a beautiful word, though. Thanks, Erin! :D

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