Blue Canoe

In a blue canoe
we kill the time

with you rowing
in the rain

cracking jokes
(I just can’t get)

it’s a silly dream
as we head

and I stay drenched
wondering why
beneath blue sky

Photo by Igor Ribeiro on

Written for dVerse MTB (zen poetry)
I was having deep thoughts yesterday about my older poem below and decided to continue pondering the blue. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas as dVerse takes a winter break. I’ll probably be posting a little less here over the next few weeks, but you can still find me on Twitter and Instagram! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

(edit) I know Zen poetry is supposed to be about enlightenment, but the epiphany in this poem is the full realization that I’ll never know it all and that’s okay! πŸ˜‰

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

38 thoughts on “Blue Canoe

  1. The dreamscape is so intriguing, leaves you wondering what persona’s trying to understand, her own feelings or her companions. A very blue mood. πŸ’™

      1. Right, that kind of blue! I like that. The mystery is part of the magic. And yes, that’s a gift. Merry Christmas, Tricia. Hope you have a grand one, full of blessing.

  2. Well I would continue to stay amazed and wonder beneath the blue sky. Thanks for joining in Tricia. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!!

  3. Awww Tricia, I absolutely love this piece. Especially the note at the end, brilliantly done! The flow and the dreamy feel was a delight to read…amazing as always πŸ€—

    1. Thanks so much, I often wonder if people take the message I intend with poetry, usually I let the reader take what they will, but thought the note important in this case for the full “zen” effect! πŸ˜†

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