Dear Celestine

Lake Sarnen, Switzerland

Dear Celestine,

Cliffside like half-sheared sheep,
clouds that diffuse when steeped,
steaming out the sky as snow, white-out
retracting your mountainous glow.

Oh Celestine,

The whole hillsides been bourgeoisied,
a golf course of putting greens,
your lake an evaporating puddle,
a watering hole for the overpowering jungle
barely reflecting back peaks and sky,
the unseen picture frames of our lives;
the wrapping paper of our dreams.


This poem is written for for Sarah’s Poetic’s topic on d’Verse tonight, which is the color blue. I was in awe of the blue mountains, sky, and lakes of Switzerland and that inspired this verse thinking about how blue frames everything.

33 comments

  1. I enjoyed your epistolary poem, especially the lines:
    ‘clouds that diffuse when steeped,
    steaming out the sky as snow…’
    and
    ‘your lake an evaporating puddle,
    a watering hole for the overpowering jungle’.

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  2. I am smitten by the last two lines and the photo you’ve illustrated your poem with. We are planning a trip that includes Switzerland in 2023….yes….we look that far ahead! This makes me want to shift it sooner on the calendar! 🙂

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  3. bourgeoisied, … how I love that word! Sad to think of the golf greens and the shrinking puddle, Happens everywhere, sad to say,.

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  4. There’s definitely a blue note to this piece:

    ‘The whole hillsides been bourgeoisied,
    a golf course of putting greens,
    your lake an evaporating puddle,’

    And now the glaciers are melting too. We’re doing our level best to destroy paradise.

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    • Best comment. Thank you, John. I’m blushing and also making a mental note to hide all sharp objects around if we were ever write in these same space. 😉 The hillside made me do it,really, after a good few hours of being mesmerized by her.

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