The Blue Poet

By Perie Longo

A brown umbrella
stippled with rain drops

sings to the blue poet
in the green glade

her thoughts a whirl
beside the tumbling brook

one white calla bent
to the day falling

away from itself
without end

Perie Longo, Santa Barbara Poet Laureate (2007-09), has published four books of poetry. She teaches poetry privately, and is a psychotherapist and Registered Poetry Therapist who facilitates writing groups for wellness at Hospice and elsewhere believing that poetry inspires hope and healing, bridging the gap between self and others. Also by this poet: "Family Soup" and "Old Soul"