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Kudos to Rebecca Solnit: Beyoncé Shares the Poem that Named Blue Ivy Carter

By Harriet Staff

Yo! Now that you’ve returned from your booksbeach weekend, you should definitely know that Beyoncé has Tumblrd the poem that nameth her baby Blue Ivy. Reports Popcrush:

Since the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s baby Blue Ivy Carter, many have speculated on their daughter’s unique name. The R&B queen posted a poem today (June 14) by Rebecca Solnit called ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’ that offers a little insight on why her newborn is named Blue Ivy.

Written in blue lettering, the passage reads:

“The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the end blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in the water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue.

The sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of the land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue.”

Woah. We bet those two would dig Bluets.


Posted in Poetry News on Monday, June 18th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.