Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Sky



           Time spent outside, in addition to reading and writing, is what I love the most.  Today was an especially good day to look!





The sky stretches like a cat,
lighting the day in an energetic light.
Raindrops pounce on dry lawns
and talk with quivering puddles.
This morning, I waited for this hushed awakening,
searched for a splash of pink across the sky,
timed to wake the crows and squirrels from cloudy slumber
and twist their dreams into milky sunshine.
Fragments of the day soon melt
twirling and swirling themselves together.
The minutes so quickly wash away.


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        Be sure to read about  a poetry month CHALK POEM finale that Betsy of Teaching Young Writers is hosting on April 30th.  Come join us!

           There continues to be so much happening for Poetry Month. The final lines of the kidlit Progressive Poem can be found through the links on the right. Find Jama Rattigan's blog post at Jama's Alphabet Soup  to discover other Poetry sites in the kidlitosphere doing wonderful things!  Cathy, at Merely Day By Day, is joining Mary Lee, at A Year of Reading in a poem a day this month. Other daily poem writers include Amy at The Poem FarmDonna at Mainely Write, and Laura at LauraSalas.  Plus Greg Pincus of Gotta Book has just published his first E-book, The Late Bird.  

















15 comments:

  1. What a great way to begin the morning, stretching out lazily like a cat, awaiting bright pink streaks in the sky and gazing at your dreams 'twisted' in the 'milky sunshine' - beautiful. :)

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  2. Thanks Myra. Our skies here in Denver are always gorgeous!

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  3. I love the pouncing raindrops...I could see the cat in your sky...

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    1. Thanks Donna. April's almost over! I am a little sad.

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  4. I'm up before the dawn most mornings so I enjoy watching the sky stretch like a cat while I'm sitting by the window and having my first cup of coffee. I love your Denver sky -- so beautiful.

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    1. It's the most pleasant of times. Thanks for dropping in, Katya.

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  5. Ooh, gorgeous picture and beautiful poem! I love "fragments of the day soon melt / twirling and swirling themselves together." Just perfect. And the last line is so poignant!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. It was such a beautiful day to watch the sky yesterday!

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  6. My favorite was "fragments of the day soon melt," too. I love how that sounds, like the day oozing away. Your photo was a beautiful addition.

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    1. And it does seem to ooze, until it's gone, right? Thanks, Betsy!

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  7. "the minutes so quickly was away"
    what a lovely line

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  8. Linda,
    I can tell you enjoy the morning as much as I do. I loved the words you used in this poem: stretches like a cat, energetic light, quivering puddles, cloudy slumber (actually I think it was the way you put them together). You are right, the minutes so quickly wash away.

    Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy, I love those early times because I seem so very busy the entire rest of the day.

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  9. Love this:

    "Raindrops pounce on dry lawns
    and talk with quivering puddles."

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