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POINT LOMA SONNETS: 6. BLUE, by                    
First Line: Sometimes when afternoon has written peace
Last Line: A pool of lupins bluer than her eyes.
Subject(s): Blue (color); Point Loma, California


Sometimes when afternoon has written peace
On Loma's forehead and the ocean turns
To carry blue back to the sky in urns
Of sapphire, then this torquoise shore is Greece
And Greece walks where my iris borders cease!
With Clytie's passion larkspur sunward burns;
Lobelie, Daphne-wise, Apollo spurns.
Point Loma might be Thracic Chersonese

Blown to blue bloom against this fragile stair
Of amethystine seas, mauve hills and skies
And lilac mesas. In such azure air
Drooped Gaea's tragic purple lids -- where lies
Drowned on that bed of myosotis there
A pool of lupins bluer than her eyes.





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