Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Poetry Month: Earth-Sky 17 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 

It's Tuesday and time for a little Slice of Life.  Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for hosting this community.  Join the conversation here

Earth-Sky

Sky reflects in the water
still sitting from days of rain:
the dark blue of sky,
the gray of approaching night,
subtle hints of orange
painted on nature's watery canvas.

The trees look at themselves
in nature's mirror,
wishing they were dressed
in leaves of green
instead of the brown
of winter unrelenting.

The clouds dance
seizing the opportunity
to own earth and sky.
A mallard swims peacefully
blending the lines
of sunset's masterpiece.

The crescent moon rises
wishing for its opportunity
to play in the water,
to waltz in its reflection,
to shine on land
while lighting up the dark night.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018






5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful poem filled with imagery and peacefulness. You capture this bit of the world with awesome word choice and phrasing. Some of my favorite lines are "The crescent moon rises
    wishing for its opportunity to play in the water, to waltz in its reflection..." Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I fully expected to see a photo at the end of the poem, but didn't need it since your words created such a clear image:
    "...the dark blue of sky,
    the gray of approaching night,
    subtle hints of orange..."

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  3. Beautiful! I love the personification of the trees, the clouds, and the moon. The second verse is my favorite, and definitely describes the trees as they are right now. “Nature’s mirror” is delightful. :-) ~JudyK

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  4. This is beautiful- so peaceful. I have had lots of these moments, where the sky and water seem to meet, but have never been able to capture them like you have here. I think the second stanza is my favorite too.

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  5. What a beautiful word-picture you've painted.

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