Weekly Photo Challenge: “Blue”

Blue the most common color of all

The blue bottomless sea

Blue the bottomless sea

Blue the topless sky

what are we

but a speck in the horizons of its infinite hand

Blue – maybe  the color of god

Is that how it was created?

his favorite color

like a two year old he splurged it all over

first dropping  an entire bottle

to form the endless sea

then like a child who hadn’t had enough

smudging  his hands with some

and painting it all over the canvas gleefully

lighter, marked with white where he couldn’t be bothered to fill

to create the never ending sky

Blue – the color of infinity

Blue –  a confusing color

It’s the color of  ‘refreshing’ in countless  “toothpaste ads”

It’s the blood of  royalty

Peacock _ the graceful blue bird

And the color of the graceful Peacock

Its the color of  depression,

and the color of  feeling “low”

Blue  the color of Indigo

The harbinger of India’s slavery

because that’s where it all started!

Blue the Indian team that many of us are so proud of

And yet its the game that came to us through defeat

Blue the color of poison that Shiv drank to save us

The neelkanth

“The Neelkanth” – Blue – the color of the savior

Blue the color of  “krishan” our beloved child god

And even of Ram, because we don’t wish to admit that he may have been dark

somehow its better to be Blue than dark

Blue for boy

Sri Ram

So lauded in my society that

anything can be done to have one

Blue the color of death

because in the wish for ‘Blue’

the ‘Pinks’ die everyday

Blue – The color of nature, and God and misplaced hopes

Blue – the color that confuses me!

This week’s photo challenge was “Blue”  This post is my take on the color Blue and its many connotations

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Men in Blue – the Indian Cricket Team

30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: “Blue”

  1. wonderful take on the challenge.
    and yes the contraversy between pink and blue – of who should survive is an interesting one…

    but that also reminds me of “pink and blue – I love you” … used to hear that line often when I was in school :D

  2. …an amazingly beautiful critical appreciation cum cross sectional study cum analytical dissection of ‘The Blue’! It’s my favorite color but all these wonderful aspects never struck me, Sapna, thanks a lot for sharing this great piece:)

  3. …an amazingly beautiful critical appreciation cum cross sectional study cum analytical dissection of ‘The Blue’. It’s my favorite color, Sapna, but all these wonderful things never struck me! Thanks for sharing!

    • i love the heavy words you have used. And just in case you are wondering, i like blue too. Though I can never stick to one favorite colour, love a certain kind of purple, certain blues, some greens … u get the idea right! thanks for stopping

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