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Beyonce shares poem to explain Blue Ivy’s name

Posted on June 16, 2012 by

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Since the birth of Blue Ivy Carter, many have wondered what inspired parents Jay-Z and Beyonce to come up with the unique name.

So offering her fans a little insight to what inspired them, B posted a poem by Rebecca Solnit called ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’ on her Tumblr.

Written in blue, the poem 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.

Upon reading the poem, I guess it means that Beyonce is telling us that her love for Blue Ivy is forever, just like the ocean and the sky will forever be the colour blue.

How cute!!

I’m really digging Beyonce’s blog. From writing a tribute to Whitney Houston and a letter to First Lady Michelle Obama, let’s hope she continues blogging!

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