Saturday, October 5, 2013

BLUE SKY WOMAN



She is
Blue Sky Woman,
who has walked around
her whole life,
head back,
gazing at the sky.

Sky Traveler,
so many miles
she has wandered
under the beauty
of this
celestial blanket.

Star Dreamer,
she asks her questions
of the stars,
and, when they're silent,
she directs her attention
to the moon.

A white dove of Peace
flies alongside
as she journeys,
for she wants
no disharmony
anywhere
near her person.

Her step lilts,
and she sings as she travels,
for a hopeful heart
rides along
in her breast pocket.

That blue sky
has carried her
a long ways,
first thing she sees
in the morning,
last thing she sees
at night:
so much beauty, mystery,
and wonder
to be found
in decoding
the transubstantiation
of the clouds.

One from 2011, kids, from my Traveler series.

39 comments:

  1. Lovely. The sky takes on substance as cover and companion with the dove and heart in the pocket, leading just exactly to seeing the transubstantiation. Thrilling.

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  2. This is a signature piece, Sherry. Beautiful.

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  3. ...and that Blue Sky Woman has truly inspired many in the world... you... i mean she just don't know... smiles... thanks for the poem Sherry... smiles...

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  4. Such power of beauty to change the world we live in

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  5. Sherry I like how you make us see the sky in your unique and inspiring way.

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  6. So balmy and calming like the blue sky.

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  7. calming and hopeful, Sherry ~ M

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  8. A poem as beautiful as the blue sky woman!!

    Loved reading this. :)

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  9. i always loved watching at the sky, chasing clouds.. beautiful, calming.

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  10. "Her step lilts,
    and she sings as she travels,
    for a hopeful heart
    rides along
    in her breast pocket." beautiful my friend.

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  11. 'transubstantiation' --- a word I have always longed to see in a poem. And you did it, and it works. Beautiful.

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  12. I have never seen "transubstantiation" used this way before. Awesome!

    Dreaming of the One

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  13. so much wonder to be found in translating the clouds....smiles....i love that...and her connection to nature as well....sky watcher i think would be a cool title...and life...

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  14. That blue sky and beauty of nature around us ~ Your verses lifted me up Sherry ~

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  15. Lovely poem. It had such a beautiful flow, and gorgeous imagery.

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  16. Sherry, this poem fits YOU to a T. And it made me smile.

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  17. and today, it so happens i see a sky so blue it seems just a single shade of colour.

    i loved how your poem connects with nature. and i really loved these lines :
    "first thing she sees
    in the morning,
    last thing she sees
    at night"

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  18. I agree - this is a gorgeous signature piece, Sherry. Magnificent!

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  19. Such a pleasant write... that blue sky woman is wonderful.
    -HA

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  20. Love this Sherry--especially the last stanza--this piece just sings itself

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  21. What a delightful read, Sherry. I love it. Blue Sky Woman should be a BC legend, taught in schools.
    K

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  22. has walked around
    her whole life,
    head back,
    gazing at the sky

    Impressive; if only all of us could do that.

    a hopeful heart
    rides along
    in her breast pocket

    Beautiful words.

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  23. This is you, Sherry! Beautiful. Smiles :)

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  24. Nice vision.
    Sometimes when I look at the stars I fall over backwards and see a universe

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  25. This poem allows the reader to walk alongside the Blue Sky Woman and what a lovely walk it is! Especially loved the sky as 'blanket." :)

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  26. Beautiful and so why you are Blue sky woman
    and I love following your journey!

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  27. What a gorgeous poem, in every way! So enjoyed this. :<)

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  28. Could go for a blue sky out east. I like your last line. It is good to slow down and read the clouds.

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  29. decoding the transubstantiation of the clouds...great line!

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  30. keep your heads in the clouds Sherry / well except on a grey and rainy day
    wanted to skip toward the horizon

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  31. Sherry,

    Seems rather like that Wild Woman herself, with a heart of gold!!! A great refelection of self:)
    Eileen
    Sorry for my late visit!!

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  32. For some reason I cannot post on your interview...so will leave message here.
    Let me just say Sherry you have the best cackle ever:)
    Thank you for your honesty and inspirational life!

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  33. This is beautiful Sherry your spirit really permeates this poem. You are a dreamer and yet deeply connected and aware of your surroundings. I am always impressed by your wisdom and inner strength gorgeous

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