or some bush aflame,
Men look for God and fancy him concealed;
But in earth’s common things he stands revealed
While grass and flowers and stars
spell out his name.
Minot Judson Savage
Blue is Not
By Elece Hollis
Blue is not a flower color normally.
Blue is the ocean on a still shore.
Reflecting the sky of a summer day.
Blue is the vase in the windowsill
In Grandma’s kitchen, reserved for violets
Dandelions and other special bouquets.
Blue is berries in a white bowl,
Sparkled with sugar and peeping from a swirl of cream.
Blue is the color of robin eggs waiting in a nest.
Blue is a newborn baby’s eyes.
Blue is hydrangea.