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The Blue Flower

Literature, Nature, Transcendence

Welcome to The Blue Flower!  The Blue Flower is a passion project of contemplative writing, an inspirational blog where I reflect on and synthesize observations, ideas, and experiences that heighten awareness, quicken the imagination, and fuel spiritual curiosity. The blue flower is a literary symbol, originating with German Romanticism, that represents a longing for beauty and the transcendent. You can learn more about the significance of the blue flower as a symbol in my "About" section.

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Marking Spring's Return

“Only a week ago, we woke to find the surrounding fields pale with frost and the edge of every leaf picked out in white. Today is one of...

Outside the Machine

*This is the third in a series on Slowing Down. “Knock, knock, knock. Must, must, must. Must go, must sleep, must wake, must get up –...

The Blue Flower

“The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion of something afar From the sphere of our sorrow.”...


TRANSLUCENCE by Denise Levertov Once I understood (till I forget, at least) the immediacy of new life, Vita Nova, redemption not stuck in...

Life Stand Still Here

Sometime in March I projected ahead and planned to write this entry around Mother’s Day. Then, with recalibrating during this time of...

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