‘Blue’ The Bridge Magazine welcomes and shares another poem from its young contributor, Orchidée Wafo, composed when she was 9 years old. It was a poem about her favourite colour, blue, a bit unusual for a little girl one may say, but as the saying goes, there’s no accounting for taste.
Mother Nature is the most talented artist. The colours we find in flowers, animals, or rainbows are difficult to match in a studio. Also, we can only mimic these colours to add more beauty to our lives and the environment we live in, if we know which colours inspire positive thoughts and feelings and which do not.
Using this knowledge, we can try to use our imagination to bring out the colour combinations that will have the best impact and trigger the most positive emotions.
According to psychologists the colour blue is most linked to creativity.
From a cultural point of view, blue is a universal colour: it symbolises loyalty, strength, depth, wisdom, confidence and trust: it represents both the sky and the sea, and it is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity.
Blue also represents meanings of sincerity, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.
Maybe that is the reason why socially important people are listed in a blue book.
Mostly guided by her intuition and naivety, Orchidée Wafo was certainly unaware of all the aforementioned attributes of the colour blue when she wrote this poem.
Below is Orchid’s aforementioned poem.
If I was a colour I would be blue:
It reminds me of water –deep, blue and serene.
Blue can be a book, a world yet to be discovered.
Blue can be a mirror of our gentlest dreams
But can also colour the depths of our despair;
Blue is the colour of the infinite ocean,
Blue is an enchanted world waiting for me;
Blue are the waterfall tears of my eyes;
The ocean glimmers, shimmers and shines
By the moonlight, whilst holding the world’s
Deepest secrets about the mysteries of life –
Blue is the colour of the ocean, a world
Beyond our wildest imagination;
Blue is the colour of the sparkling sea,
Blue is a secret between you and me,
Blue is an island full of deep feelings,
A crystal blue light holds the key to our life –
Blue fills our memories of fun and magic,
Blue is a mystery just for you and me…”
The Bridge Magazine Young Contributor