The Sunday Muse 147 — Inanna Blue


“Indigo Sky Mares”  by Laurel Burch.  Click HERE for her website.

Whims and spoils of heaven’s toying
take their toll on kings and queens.
Beams of light can be cold comfort
as we flit amongst our kind.
We alight from royal skyrealm;
warm blood pumps through purple hearts.
Respite from our godly duties,
necks entwined amongst the reeds.

What a wonderful image for Valentines Day.  I love love love the shades of blue. Trying to link blue to a myth, I learned about Inanna, aka Ishtar.

Inanna is an ancient Mesopotamian goddess associated with love, beauty, sex, war, justice and political power. She was originally worshiped in Sumer under the name “Inanna”, and was later worshipped by the Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians under the name Ishtar. She was known as the “Queen of Heaven” … She was associated with the planet Venus… Her husband was the god Dumuzid (later known as Tammuz.)

The myth of Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, and her descent and return from the underworld may date from as early as 4,000 BCE. Inanna entered the underworld bearing the insignias of her rank, including a lapis lazuli necklace and rod.

Source: wikipedia

Carrie is the host of The Sunday Muse

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love “we alight from royal skyrealm.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sherry!

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  2. Helen Dehner says:

    Stunning poetry …. warm blood in purple hearts quite a visual … thank you so much for the notes. Fascinating stuff.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Helen!

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    Thanks for informing us in addition to a lovely poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My pleasure, Beverly!

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  4. Carrie V. H. says:

    This is magical poetry with a lovely lesson to follow! Love this!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much, Carrie!

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  5. Sadje says:

    A mysterious poem

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  6. I really enjoyed this, Lisa 🙂

    -David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, David, glad you did.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    Just right for a mythical journey. I had Laurel Birch cat earrings once upon a time. Glad to see she is still around. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very cool on the earrings.

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  8. wyndolynne says:

    A wonderful story & vibrant.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading, glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. othermary says:

    Thanks for the info on Ianna, so I can appreciate your piece more. I love the layer of myth.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mary, and glad to share the info.

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  10. Truedessa says:

    Mystical and magical poetry. Thank you for sharing the additional notes. It is a stunning shade of blue that inspires the muse.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks and my pleasure. I’m usually one for greens but this blue is stunning!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  11. Jim says:

    Nice poem, puts the setting for your goddess memory recall. You did well there also, I would lived to have met V.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Jim!

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  12. Love “skyrealm” and “warm blood pumps through purple hearts”!

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