Thursday, June 5, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Look Up


Pull your eyes away
from electronic interlopers.
Stave off all urgent replies and forwards.

Gently lay your burdens down
as a baby enveloped in a crib
of blankets and soft comforts.

Guide yourself out
where the humid winds move
through you like shape-shifters,

and the spring peepers
noisily mate in the the twilight.
Look up, look up.

Don't wonder how it happens
every night of your life.
Don't say it's beautiful.

Say nothing at all.
Forsake the moment.
Disremember the day.

Look up, look up.


Visit Tom for more Skywatch photos.

25 comments:

Lyn said...

wow great shot love the colors happy swf

sandy's notes said...

I just love your poetry. It's short, sweet, and you always make a wonderful point. I like the photo too, keep up the good work!

Luke said...

nice picture and poem!

quinttarantino said...

Very strong words for a lovely photo!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice sunset.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'll try to remember these words of wisdom . . . just to enjoy.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful sky. I spent the evening well away from electronic interlopers. Now I can especially enjoy being with mine again!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's a very pretty sunset.
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Texas Travelers said...

Wonderful poem to go with a fantastic photo.
Nice SWF

Our sky is wet.
Come visit,
Troy and Martha

Anemone said...

Great shot, and nice words.

Kelly Jene said...

Beautiful poem. Well done.

Ida said...

Beautiful - looking up! :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great Sky Watch post Diane... and I look up all the time.. :O)

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful post, excellent.

Kathiesbirds said...

If only one could lay their burdens down like a baby! Nice imagery! Love the poem. I'm looking up!

bobbie said...

"Disremember the day" and look up - and what wondrous things we see when we do that. An ever-changing sky. Lovely.

happyone said...

Such a beautiful color. It's amazing how different the same sky can look day after day.

Kim said...

This photo is very pretty, and so are your words.

babooshka said...

his very pretty, lovely colours,

Petunia said...

Very great post! The poem and shot is so beautiful:)

Petunia's SWF

Sandpiper said...

Very pretty sky. I love the colors. A nice poem, too.

alicesg said...

Beautiful SWF photo. Love the colours of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

Dewdrop said...

The poem made me cry... that is exactly how I feel when I see the amazing art-work of God... no words.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Sky Watch!!! I enjoyed your photo and the lovely poem, lovely colors contrasting the light and the darkness cheers!!!!!

pts said...

so beautiful photo and poetry!