Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sky Ways 2.


Trespass again; disguise of night
Lift your shadows to hide the light
Night after day, ‘tis totally trite
Yet, I can’t look away.

Seems that other regions pass
Day is shattered like shivered glass
Monsters appear from a dark crevasse
Yet, I can’t look away.

Purgatory –– there’s its bluff
Paradise — in golden rough
Sacred hills — newly stuffed
I can’t look away.

Woolly fold and sculptured frieze
With honeyed middle interleaved
Replete with soul-thought in the weave
I can’t look away.

On hallowed hillock; a golden pillow
And near-to-by –– a burning willow
Waves of glory, seas that billow
I can’t look away.

Now the night is in full bloom
Hung up high –– a silvery moon
Heart-swell for loves who want to
–– I look away.

NOTE: What can I say about this poem except when Pauline told me my inspiration to write sky poems was a “brave” endeavor, I broadly interpreted that as a challenge and immediately snapped another sky photo and grabbed my poetry stylus.


Pauline said...

So now you are both brave and playing with words in a delightful way! I've read it through twice and will come back again later - a good poem deserves multiple readings :)

Joy Des Jardins said...

Another beautiful poem. I've read it a couple of times to fully absorb your words. You and your poetry stylus do well together.

Roberta S said...

Pauline, when it comes to poetry, I fully trust your judgement, and why wouldn't I when I read the oh-so-lovely poetry that you regularly write? Thank you for sharing your reaction to this one with me.

Roberta S said...

Thank you, Joy, for sharing the faith you have in me and my stylus.

joared said...

Lovely poem to read more than once or twice -- aloud.

Dick said...

This is powerful and evocative, Roberta, the whole poem animated by a very effective incantatory rhythm: just to be pedantic, trochaic tetrameter - with just the odd hiccup - with a pair of iambs as the fourth line each time! Good stuff.

Roberta S said...

Hi joared, thanks for stopping by and wouldn't you know -- I usually read this kind of thing aloud to see how it sounds, but this time I didn't. But I should have so I will do it right now. Might surprise me -- how 'it hears'.

Roberta S said...

Dick, the first bit of your comment -- I get, and I thank you so sincerely for it. The rest of it, I haven't the foggiest clue what your talking about but sounds good to me. Thank you, thank you, with a gracious curtsey.