Blue rolled the sky...

What does this sentence mean?

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  • Without context this is unanswerable. With context, it would probably be Off Topic Lit Crit. – FumbleFingers Apr 6 '14 at 16:42
  • My guess is that it's a typo for, or a misreading of, roiled. – John Lawler Apr 6 '14 at 16:46

The sky was blue and the author had caught a nasty dose of inappropriately applied poetry


Green grows the laurel
Soft falls the dew
Sorry was I
When I parted from you
[English folksong]

It's a poetic way of saying The sky rolled blue, with a dubious use of 'rolled'

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