Blue on Blue

red balloon over Manhattan

Knot by knot I untie myself from the past
And let it rise away from me like a balloon.
What a small thing it becomes.
What a bright tweak at the vanishing point, blue on blue.

~ Charles Wright, closing lines to “Arkansas Traveller,” from The Other Side of the River

Poem Source: Thank you A Poet Reflects. Image: Thank you Dr. Bill Wooten


  1. Reblogged this on Writing Out Loud and commented:
    More to come on the past at WOL


  2. once again i will find myself light enough to float through the universe.


  3. Knot by knot I have to untie myself from the past & then one day there will come a day when my past will rise away from me like a balloon. Beautiful! Isn’t it? (:


  4. You can feel the pressure lifting from your chest with every word…..


  5. Oh, if it were only that easy, letting go of the past….


  6. Still struggling with a few knots but as each one loosens and opens up, I feel the pressure lift … love the visual.


  7. Letting go is such a wonderful feeling!


  8. Awesome image and great text… Just to let it happen… 🙂


  9. When I burst this balloon ..I will be the blue that surrounds the sea.

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