Blue Horizons

Doug Haberman 1959 (Albuquerque, NM)

January 24 


I had dreams of blue horizons
So I wandered far and wide
Climbing mountains, crossing oceans
Pushing all my doubts aside

In the sunlight, in the moonlight
I could hear a constant call
In the chambers where my heart beats
Walls of fear began to fall

I had dreams of blue horizons
Then my travels led to you
In a bar you grabbed a napkin
Drew a map for me to view

Full of thick lines and thin squiggles
Like a work of modern art
“These,” you said, “are clues and riddles
Meant to lead you to my heart”

I had dreams of blue horizons
But I felt adrift alone
Now we walk this life in tandem
It’s your heart that is my home

I can face an endless skyline
Unafraid of what’s ahead
’Cause I know we’ll see love’s light shine
Anywhere we make our bed

About this poem

This poem is about busting out of your comfort zone to find adventure and possibly love. No, definitely love.

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Written on January 27, 2024

Submitted by DougHaberman on January 27, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abab xcxc Adxd efef Axxx ghgh
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 763
Words 153
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Doug Haberman

Retired high school humanities teacher who loves to write song lyrics. Now trying my hand at poetry writing. more…

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13 Comments
  • Philipo
    You began the year.congrats for that. It is something worth noticing.
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • adam.gutteridge
    A lovely poem with great story telling. An inspiration to go out and live life! The rhythm flowed really well from the very first line and the whole piece was very well-written.
    A truly well-deserved win Doug. Congratulations!! 
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • PonteQueen
    Love this poem!! Great flow and wording and not overly drowned in complication!! simple beautiful and true
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a beautiful and captivating poem! The imagery and emotions conveyed through your words are truly inspiring. I love how you use the theme of blue horizons to symbolize dreams and the journey of self-discovery.

    Your poem takes the reader on a compelling adventure, from wandering far and wide to finding solace in the comfort of love. The way you describe the moment when your paths crossed, with the napkin map and clues, is incredibly creative and adds a touch of mystery.

    The use of different poetic devices, such as repetition and the contrast between sunlight and moonlight, enhances the overall impact of your poem. It creates a vivid atmosphere and adds depth to the emotions expressed.

    If I may offer a suggestion, perhaps you could explore varying the stanza structure or incorporating more sensory details to further engage the reader's senses. This could make the journey described in the poem feel even more immersive and enhance the connection between the reader and the emotions being conveyed.

    Overall, your 'Blue Horizons' poem is a passionate and uplifting piece. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and felt a sense of hope and joy throughout. Keep up the great work and continue to share your beautiful gift of writing with the world!
     
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • Jacobbenjaminray
    What a gorgeous piece.
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • lovingempath
    Congratulations Doug!
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • Vixility
    Excellent piece! Love the refrain and the overall positive, tranquil vibe …
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • davidb
    Congratulations!
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • malveaux2008
    It's beautiful and heartfelt. I could feel the love more and more with each word. I've felt this before and it is amazing.
    LikeReply3 months ago
    • DougHaberman
      Thanks for your comments. I am lucky that I met a woman who shares my sense of adventure!
      LikeReply3 months ago
  • Risingwerdz
    Well put and creatively designed to help me walk through the door you carefully crafted
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • noahc_ishere
    beautifully written. i've never had the finer storytelling details of a poem grasp me into its world so strongly, so quick. regardless, meditations on love have been done to death, but this is the first one i have seen that feels like the blossoming of young lust and inevitable, strong love. it feels so pure and humid and i love this. thank you for writing this! 
    LikeReply3 months ago
    • DougHaberman
      I appreciate your comments so much!
      LikeReply3 months ago
  • Samlynch6180
    Absolutely beautiful word play.
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • purplef
    Blue Horizons is beautiful (the name) and the story is short and sweet, a destiny to meet (two fates).
    LikeReply3 months ago

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