Bliss is Blue

bliss is a deep lapis blue,
cresting into red
like a stained glass rose window
delphinium blue
shot through with sunlight
it is a child of beauty,
of the muse,
of autumn lakes
red leaves reflected,
of sun-scintillation on
a blue expanse of ocean,
some unlooked for, unexpected beauty,
a surprise
so that the spirits rise and soar
and rise some more
I've known it to last
the livelong day
and then some