Poetry by Jeff Green

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Bluer than the sky

by cricketjeff on November 14, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Because the sky is blue it makes me cry
A day of cloud and rain would make me smile
The weather and my heart could reconcile
I’m far from you and bluer than the sky

Because the sky is blue I find that I
Am out of step with all that is around
I can’t enjoy the happiness that’s found
I’m far from you and bluer than the sky

Because the sky is blue I’m asking why
Is it so hard to be so far away
I’d rather miss you on a rainy day
I’m far from you and bluer than the sky

Because the sky is blue it makes me cry
I’m far from you and bluer than the sky

Author notes

Inspired by the Beatles’ line

Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry

The form is an “Echo Sonnet”, A sonnet form I have based upon the kyrielle sonnet. The lines are ten syllable, preferably iambic pentameter, with the rhyme scheme a*bbA accA addA a*A, and with the final line of each stanza being the same, or a developed version of the same line with the same rhyming word. In addition the first line is similarly repeated as the thirteenth line.