Saturday, October 10, 2009


Periwinkle is a color that makes me feel alive
The soft hues calm my spirit, yet my senses seem to jive

It's not exactly purple yet neither is it blue
It is clean and quite refreshing, in its subtle, gentle hew

It makes me think of springtime on this chilly Autumn day
Periwinkle clematis climb and cling, to everything that's in its way

It's kind of purple-"ish" blue, with just a hint of gray,
With a touch of lilac blended in to make it look that way

I think that God just mixed it up, especially for me
Cuz periwinkle makes me smile and fills my heart with glee!

It's such a happy color and it really makes my day
When I see periwinkle I can hardly look away

"Violets are blue" they always say, but I tend to disagree
When I see violets I always say "they look periwinkle to me!"

I look into a sunset and there amongst the orange and gold
I see some periwinkle starting to unfold

Am I a little silly? Or is it really true?
Tell me, how does the color periwinkle have effect on you?

I saw it in the Smokey Mountains as I took pictures in the haze
I also saw it in Santa Fe when on plateaus I gazed

I also see it here in Kansas when the sun begins to rise
As the darkness flees and light begins to dawn upon the skies

When I get to see my mansion that the Lord prepares for me
I sure hope that periwinkle will be there for me to see

Periwinkle is just kind of a silly word to say
Try to add some periwinkle to your life today!

He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.
(Proverbs 15:15b


Jenilee said...

AHHH! Periwinkle is my favorite color!! this poem made me smile. I LOVE it!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Beautiful color. Beautiful pictures.

Deanna said...

Periwinkle blessings to you!

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croleyc69 said...

I love that color too. I like purple & I like blue the two together are awesome. Great pictures & Great post. :)

Kathryn said...

One of my favorite colors. (I tend to like plaid - a mix of colors!)

Thank you for sharing. :)

HappyascanB said...

What beautiful pictures of such a vibrant color! I love it! Your poem's great, too!

Kristin said...

Such a beautiful color and I love all of the pictures! Your poems always make me smile! :)

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I definitely think you need to gather all of your poems in one place and begin to make a book.

Kate said...

I love periwinkle, and it suits you just great! Sweet poem, and keep on eyeing that color God has blessed you with!

Holly said...

Well, I'll never look at periwinkle the same again!! :)

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Welcome to the blog party hosted by Michelle!

You have put up some very lovely pictures here...your blog is beautiful! I love periwinkle too...your sunset picture is gorgeous! :)

Have a wonderful day!

Stephanie said...

Thank you SO much Linda! What an encouragement your words were to me. It has been a tough week, but God has sustained us. It honestly was a little easier this time around, because I had been through it before and knew God would prove faithful once again. I just hope and pray God uses our sweet baby boy and his experience to reach out to the lost and glorify His name.