Morning Poetry


This morning the sky looked delicious
I wanted to dine on its thick dark blue
to taste infinity
to let it slide over my tongue
like blue pudding


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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26 Responses to Morning Poetry

  1. The mouth-feel of infinity. I like that. Well done.

    • chris says:

      Thanks so much for your comment Heidi! Zipping over to your blog now, to see what’s new. It’s always well worth the trip. 🙂

  2. dustus says:

    Reminds me of those moments when the brain seems to combine sense modalities. Blue pudding is a creative and tasty way to present a meaningful color.

    • chris says:

      Hi Dustus,just think how amazing the world might be if we could all experience sensory input on multiple levels, like synaesthetes.

  3. This is definitely a poem for a skylover… I felt my mouth water with the anticipation of a taste.

  4. brian says:

    well that is certainly a good way to enjoy the morning…smiles.

  5. Solange says:

    Beautiful visuals. Even a bit sexy, like eating the most delicious dark chocolate mousse. A taste of heaven 🙂

    • chris says:

      Mmm, chocolate. Yes, I do imagine the sky would have the texture of mousse, when it’s at its deepest blue. Cerulean mousse. 🙂

  6. claudia says:

    uhhh nice – and somehow also beautifully sensual

  7. C Rose says:

    “To taste infinity”…such a sweet and wonderful line, I just wanted to linger there. I loved this piece! ~ Rose

  8. Jingle says:

    super lovely,

    Thanks for sharing with poets rally.

    the first three lines is divine.

  9. Tally says:

    If only we could taste the sky… (I think there wouldn’t be much left if we could)
    wonderful poem, I agree the sky does sometimes look delicious.

  10. ayala says:

    “To taste infinity” so perfect and delicious!

  11. Left me trying to imagine what flavor the blue would be. Nicely done. Short and “sweet”!

  12. dunstancarter says:

    Lovely succulent poem

  13. wolfsrosebud says:

    Awakens the senses, nice job…

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