Wednesday, June 23, 2010


july 14, 2002

twenty thousand
four hundred and fifty days
upon this earth
have I
gazed up in unceasing wonder
at the
each morning opening
my eyes upon
a brand new canvas
lit up by the dawn,
ready for
brush strokes
by a Master Artist's hand,
in hourly transformations
bright and clear
across the land.

I look away, look back,
and all has changed.
Unseen, the canvas
has been
like a flawless magician
whose magic is
too pure to understand,
our eyes drink in
the beauty
and applaud
the sleight of hand.

No two canvasses alike,
each one supremely
an ever-changing masterpiece
created there
by God.


  1. Great post. I am glad that I found this blog today. I love poetry and the pictures are just great. I will post a link to this site so that I can come back again.

  2. Hi Sherry, thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog. Yes, I have loved some special dogs (and cats!) in my life, and carry them with me in my heart forever, as I'm sure you do as well.

    Your poetry is absolutely beautiful, I'm happy to have connected with you through our blogs.

    Best wishes to you,

  3. Thank you so much Meandu and Kathleen, for taking the time to visit my site and leave a comment - AND for following! I am loving exploring this blogging community - so many talented women out there, so many gifts. I will be following both of your sites for sure and please do stop by again:)

  4. I really enjoyed this poem. It captures the essence of the creator. The comparison to a magician is wonderful and so is your use of imagery. Thank you for sharing.

  5. so beautiful Sherry, just what i expect when i come here. aw thank you.

  6. Ah, yes...beautiful, Sherry, one Skylover to another.

  7. Each time, you amaze, Sherry!
    Your imagery is bold and vivid. The opening, the self-awareness are engaging. Terrific write!

  8. Nice poem Sherry, each day I can't wait to see the beginning of this show it is one to watch and be amazed.

  9. "hourly transformations" --> YES!

    love this one :D xx

  10. What a wonderful poem about the ever changing canvas of sky and magic. Beautiful.

  11. You painted yuor own canvas here!

  12. Sherry,
    Such true observations about the sky, day or night. A 'one-off' view, never to be exactly repeated again.
    Very nicely painted Sherry!!!

    Best wishes, Eileen

  13. Painted beautifully.

  14. Therein lies the wonder of Nature.

    Beautiful words, Sherry!


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