Glas/Blue | Teen Ink


January 26, 2013
By Afanen PLATINUM, Santa Rosa, California
Afanen PLATINUM, Santa Rosa, California
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Favorite Quote:
"But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist."

- Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Modernists will tell you of blue, green, grey, transparent.
I could tell you glas.
Your glas eyes, the glas glas grass of home.
I don’t feel safe with the modernists’ specificity,
their cold-blooded naming of things.
Your eyes are not blue or green or grey,
they are glas; take it as you will, glas.
I am threatened by this need to name, to trap.
Once a thing is green, it is not blue, it has not been blue,
it shall never be blue forever and ever amen.
Please save me.
I want glas, I want to know of blue-green eyes,
or transparent saliva,
of silver-grey-blue flutes and knives,
I want to know of the blue straw glowing green, glas,
the tempering water shining blue in steel, glas,
your eyes, green as blue, glas.
I don’t know how to name, I don’t know what to say,
or how.
Leave me glas, I beg you, leave me the freedom
of unknowing.

The author's comments:
Glas is the word in Welsh for blue, green, or certain shades of grey and transparency.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 8 2013 at 5:47 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This hue sounds beautiful, as the poem is lovely. Congrats on another Editors' Choice.