It’s the sky, really, that I crave –
The just dawning morning sun
Luscious watercolors, palest pink and lavender
Palette of the early hours
But maybe the breeze is my desire-
The cool blue cedar scented wind
Filling the sapphire sky with movement
And falling leaves, gold and red
Or perhaps it’s the trees
Sturdy oak and cedar, sassafras
And elm, red maple and hickory
Bark skinned and wreathed in wonder
No, now I’m sure it’s the birds
With their chorus of sweet song
From first pale light to deepening dusk
Rising up into the ebullient sky
No, it must be that sky
With twilight glimmering of silvered stars
And golden moonrise glowing.
That is really what I crave today.
Oh, this is so lovely and peaceful and yet it still tickled that little thrill from my chest that I get when I stumble into one of those little awe-inducing moments that the universe sometimes gifts us with. And that, my dear, is no small feat. Well done!
Thanks, Sarah! *smiles* K
BEAUTIFUL SKY AND BEAUTIFUL WORDS!
It was a beautiful sunset – Photo was taken in July on the other side of the road looking west. Just gorgeous colors – Love you! K
A rich word palate worthy of the sky’s descriiption with its many joyful scenarios. Beautifully don!
Thanks so much – so happy you enjoyed it – K
love the rich imagery here, & the slow explorative search for the best-loved… luckily we don’t have to settle for just one, right? 😉
We ARE lucky, Ruth. Thanks so much and happy new year! K
Your opening line is brilliant, “It’s the sky, really, that I crave –”, and the sensate feel of the poem gives it such a “live” feel, the watercolours, the cedar scent and chorus. Nice!
That is never a bad thing to hear – thanks so much and happy you enjoyed it!
And I felt like I was right there with you, enjoying it all.
Thanks a bunch Nancy!
Such a lovely picture and words full of colors and warmth of the new day~ Love your share ~
Happy New Year ~
Thank you, Grace, and happy new year to you too. K
haha i like the birds and the sky…who is to say where one ends and the other begins…so just revel in the feel of each and all….and sigh…smiles…happy new year…
Thank you Brian – your support has helped me grow as a writer these past few months and I appreciate your encouragement. Many wishes for a wonderful 2013 for you and yours. K
Sounds like this poem fits your blog title! Lovely colors. Have a great new year k
Thanks so much, k. Hope 2013 is a great year for you too – K
and who can tell exactly what it is… nature in all its beautiful, touching facettes… a painting…
Thank you, Claudia, I have appreciated your encouragement and many comments these past few months. They have helped me more than I can say. All the best to you and yours in 2013. K