Thursday, May 15, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - The Suffocating Sky


If it comes any lower
my arms will flail
to get it out of my hair.
De-energized, subdued light,
the earth is suffocating
in the iron gray.
Bird wings weighed down
except for vultures circling
down on the carcass of this day
while God is hiding His eyes.

34 comments:

Daniel J Santos said...

excellent post.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I wonder if you have ever been to Montana. It is called Big Sky Country and once you cross the border and enter the state you understand why it has this name. The sky seems to be right on top of you everywhere.

quinttarantino said...

You have such perfect post!
Great words and nice photo make the moment.

imac said...

Great sky and words makes a beautiful post.

my double reflection is now up please feel free to visit-thanks.

Mrs. Darcy said...

Great sky picture and lovely poem!

Pretty Life Online said...

perfectly done! When you realize how perfect everything just tilt your head back and laugh at the sky....

Carole said...

Wonderful sky and a very thoughtful poem. I have enjoyed looking over your blog. I will be back, for sure.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

very beautiful sky with colors

Voz do meu Coração said...

Beautiful photography. Congratulations

Rose said...

Very nice.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A really great sky shot and a very moving poem also... thank you for keep getting involved with Sky Watch...

Luiz.ramosforest said...

Nice sky and poem.

bobbie said...

Beautiful sky. Interesting poem.

fishing guy said...

Diane: What a great sky with the clouds all around.

SandyCarlson said...

I think the sky can be a flirt sometimes and see how close it can get to us!

dot said...

Nice post!

Neal said...

That is a very, very nice picture!!!

Neva said...

A nice sky and post.

Anemone said...

Nice picture and nice words.

Nice weekend to you from Norway.

Scotty Graham said...

I'm telling you, there are many talented poets in skywatch...perhaps a book idea??

mrsnesbitt said...

The words are awesome.

Loved the quotation re Ginger Rogers!

Anonymous said...

Oh no, my wings are weighed down! I'll have to be a vulture for the day ;)

Cheryl said...

That was an amazing sky. So large and powerful looking. Beautiful.

Rambling Round said...

Wonderful, poetic description of how I feel on a very gray day.

Champ Townboy said...

Beautiful!!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Brilliant. I really like this poem--the image of the arms flailing and the carcass of the day. Great job.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Great photograph, and the words in the poem vividly strike a mood. Karen

babooshka said...

Very atmosphric image

Kelly said...

An excellent post! The photo and title were perfect, and I loved the poetry!

Petunia said...

Beautiful sky picture:)

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John said...

Great post and lovely sky shot!

Charm said...

nice entry!

Lilli & Nevada said...

what a nice cloudy sky

Kathiesbirds said...

A photo and poem. I like to do the same thing. Great shot of that heavy sky and the right words to go with it!