Thursday, September 02, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday, Rainbow Summer School - Indigo - September 2, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday, Rainbow Summer School - Indigo - September 2, 2010

Doris Day singing "Mood Indigo" - with Duke Ellington


It is one of the rainbow's colors,
Between violet and deep blue,
In truth,it runs the gamut,
Of many a varying hue.

It's the blue of a sky at midnight,
And a bird who carries the name,
Since ancient times in India,
Indigo dye achieved greatest fame.

indigo bunting by Jerry Downs

The prized stone known as lapis,
Is mined in Afghanistan,
Treasured by earliest civilizations,
From early Egypt to present day man.

Lapis lazuli From Wikipedia

There is even an indigo mushroom,
Standing out on the forest floor,
They are an edible variety,
If you choose to go out and explore.

Lactarius indigo mushroom from Wikipedia

Indigo is the color of infinity,
It is the symbol of wisdom, too,
Indigo is for introspection,
To figure out what you need to do.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy

All rights reserved

I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday Rainbow Summer School


  1. Thanks for stopping by! Wow ~ what an interesting career you've had! My daughter is a Travel ER Pediatric nurse - at NY Presbyterian right now. Love all thee photos and. . . .never heard of Alphabe-Thursday Rainbow Summer School??!! Happy Thursday!!

  2. P.S. We lived in Monterey/Carmel area for almost 3 years ~ we LOVED it there!!!! :)

  3. Beautiful post for indigo, the photos and words. I don't know how you do it, but you always come up with some very meaningful words for the description, wonderful poetry.

  4. Love Doris Day, love that song (and I had forgotten it) Thanks for sharing...

  5. as always, you create so beautifully a poem Carmen. indigo makes me think deeply too, glad to know it is actually the color of infinity.

  6. I love indigo and was always very fond of Doris Day. (My husband even fonder!) LOL!

    I love all the things that you chose for indigo and I am glad it means infinity.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  7. That is a very clever ode to indigo, Carmen, and I enjoyed listening to Doris Day sing.

  8. Now, Doris Day and Duke E can play anything and I'm happy!

  9. Nice poem. Nice choice of Doris Day and Duke Ellington.
    There is a problem with 'Indigo' that causes confusion. Read my post to find out!
    Best wishes,
    Anna's Indigo

  10. What fun! I loved hearing Doris Day.

  11. This is my first visit, what a beautiful blog. I will be back!

  12. Both the song and your poem described indigo perfectly, Carmen!

  13. These blueish blue, so beautifully blue examples of blue... you could have not chosen better Carmen!

  14. Well, you've done my two favorite colors now, and I like Doris Day too, with a classic song. What more could I wish for?

  15. Indigo is an interesting color. Blueish purple or purplish blue... it has a calming effect on me.

    Love the verse too.

  16. Great indigo post! Did you know this song? I have never heard it before. Nor, for that matter, have I ever seen an "indigo" mushroom. It doesn't look edible, does it?

  17. I like the way you used pictures to illustrate the poem. They both flow very well together.

  18. beautiful job! You did really well at describing indigo!!!

  19. beautiful,
    love the cuteness.

  20. your indigos are fabulous

  21. Indigo seems like such a deep, peaceful color to me.

  22. a color so deep...if referred to a person could mean a lot of things

  23. Carmen. Wow! This is gorgeous. And you totally touched on things I never knew.

    And here, I thought everyone would write about the Indigo Girls. ha!

    Really excellent and interesting link.

    Thank you.