Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Blue Nile

                                                                                  Picture by Dr Peter Jeschofnig
Image: The Blue Nile C Falls
Image sourced through Wikimedia Commons under licence (here)

The Blue Nile is a river of Ethiopia, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile, the other being the White Nile.

I am done with you
Blue, does it occur to you
you are depressing

Funny enough, blue
is peaceful,  a color of
love, so well defined

Blue of a sky and
accompanied with sunshine
is one so refined

Blameless of umbrage
misunderstood for long and
unfairly treated

Why then treat you with
disdain, not wanting to get
acquainted for what?

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM #39 a haiku set with prompt -blue-


  1. Great series of The Blue Nile ... it's such a pleasure to read your posts to this Rainbow-week of Carpe Diem. Thank you for sharing Hank.

    1. Thanks Kris and for hosting too!


  2. Never knew there was a blue and white, blue can be swell but then can cause hell. With such disdain, as some let it rain.

  3. I loved the series ... well written !!!

  4. nice...i like your progression in blue hank, blue plays both sides of the fence, good and bad...and sometimes beautiful...smiles.

  5. Awesome ~ lovely array of haiku and beautiful photo ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  6. Blue can have quite a hold on us. Thanks for this lovely and beautiful poem.

  7. Blue is my most favourite colour :) I can't complain even if I do feel blue sometimes too.
    Lovely piece Hank

  8. First of all, thanks for introducing the Blue Nile to me, no idea it existed. The pic is lovely.
    Then, I have enjoyed your haiku a lot, that soliloquy with Blue so well expressed. I would like to know Blue's answer... if any.

  9. Excellent! I found this set very impressive indeed. The quality, consistent all through, and the whole working very well.

  10. me too, that's a good info. white and blue nile... i love blue. it's one of my favorite color...

    Pareng JJ

  11. Blue is the sea
    Calm and rough
    Rippled andd stormy
    Do we think what we see?

  12. Hank, I had not realized there was both a Blue Nile and a White Nile. Your poem taught me something. Thank you for being such a loyal commenter in my blog. I sincerely appreciate your visits always!!