Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lover of the Sky

spectacular sky in New Zealand 
from Our Beautiful World and Universe


I am a lover of the blue sky.
Perfect clouds
like a dream sail by;
of a green walk in the wild wood;
of tall trees dripping on me
where I stood;
of mist rising up
where the river bends;
of the small sweet song
of a striped-headed wren.

I am a lover of the burning flame
lit for world peace
in hearts the same.
I am a lover of the morning sun,
already radiant
the day begun.
I am a lover of the whale, leaping,
of the blue, blue hills
in the sunset sleeping.
I am a lover
of the eagle's cry,
who sweeps and soars
without a Why.

I am a lover
of life alone,
of the heart's peace
when it's at home.
I am a lover
of my old dog's smile,
of his warm brown eyes,
of his lack of guile.
I am a lover of the warm spring rain,
of the smell of earth stirring
to life again.
I am a lover of the ocean's roar,
of the sandy beach
stretching all before.
I am a lover of rock and log,
of driftwood shapes
looming through the fog.
I am a lover of clouds, of stars,
of the falling dark,
of soft guitars,
of the meadowlark,
of the summer breeze,
of days of struggle,
days of ease,
of heartfelt love
gone away too soon,
of goodbyes
under a slice of moon.

I am a lover
of fresh-cut grass,
of children's laughter,
of dogs I pass,
of babies all
innocence and rapture,
of the bent and aged
who tremble after,
of the falling leaves,
of a job well done,
and I am a lover
of beasts that run,
of water that moves
and creates its own way,
of the journey made
and the price I pay.

I am a lover
of brand new books,
those journeys that
I never took.
I am a lover of music that sings
songs of the heart,
the hope it brings,
and the flight of poems
for a brand new dawn
that knows this life
is Moving On.

Like the heron, stalk-still
at the water's edge,
makes a sudden leap
I am the same.
Poised to dive
from a tilting ledge,
the horizon lit
with a golden flame,
I'm waiting
to hear
Someone
call my name.

This is an oldie, kids, posted today because the sky is so beautiful, and to participate in Poetry Pantry at Poets United. And to remind you to Keep Looking Up!

29 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, Sherry.

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  2. This captured my heart my soul. You wrote the words I feel the song my soul sings.
    You have written this as if you are part of me and in my shoes. This piece I wll remember and if its ok with you I may prnt it out, both the pic and the words and frame it to put on my wall with your name in bold italics at the base.

    Love, Love, Love this mi amiga.

    Let me know if you're ok with me doing this, please.

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  3. mmm i love the smell of the earth coming alive again after the rain...and all the nature touches in this...i am def a child of the 'natural' world myself sherry...hope you hear that name...smiles.

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  4. Sherry, this is absolutely beautiful. It touched my soul and awakened love in me too. I think this has become my favorite of yours.

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  5. Such beautiful things to love...this was gorgeous!

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  6. Well, you know I am a Skylover too, Sherry. We have always had that in common, and I love many of the other states and natural beauties you have listed here, so this poem really resonates with me.

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  7. Such a big heart you have! Everything penetrated with your Love! And Yes, I like too to look at the sky! It's blue today! Happy Sunday,Sherry!

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  8. The universe is made up of combinations of the great elements, Sherry. These elements are to be understood in a material sense as well as a subtle sense.So..so beautiful is your sky. This resonated with me...lovely!

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  9. You are "love" itself, and you have spoken the words.

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  10. There really is so much to love if we look around.....and so much to love if we give it a chance...I enjoyed reading your 'loves,' and interesting that both of our poems today are about looking UP!!

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  11. i love this nature.. and the part.
    "I am a lover
    of brand new books,
    those journeys that
    I never took." - so true..
    and i also like how you end the poem... to hear your name...

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  12. An excellent piece which shows the invisible threads with which you are connected to nature. Such a charming relationship. :)

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  13. This is really good Sherry - my favourite:

    I am a lover
    of brand new books,
    those journeys that
    I never took.
    I am a lover of music that sings
    songs of the heart,
    the hope it brings,
    and the flight of poems
    for a brand new dawn
    that knows this life
    is Moving On.

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  14. nature is one true lover, if we love her she will never ditch us:)

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  15. For anyone looking to connect with our natural world, they only need to embrace your work. Lovely, Sherry.

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  16. There're so much to see, to wonder and to savor if only one cares! Agreed totally! Beautiful take Sherry!

    Hank

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  17. Yes, there is so much beauty to love around us, if only we take the time to see, to feel ... just gorgeous, Sherry!

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  18. loved the rhythm and rhyme in the poem, Sherry. the cadence in the verses is so uplifting. :)

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  19. Perfect, my friend. Perfect.
    Luv, K

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  20. lovely! the refrain the rhyme add to teh feel good factor here

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  21. I'm a lover of the blue sky too - something mystical about it. And yay I love the NZ sky 'cos I live there :)

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  22. I always look forward to the words you sprinkle ...and soak up the spark. Absolutely Love this one as well.

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  23. nice poem - good and positive to start me up this fine Monday morning!

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  24. Oh wow I really love the flow and form, so vivid, your words bring me such peace

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  25. Oh I love how this reads.. like a long gentle ride on a fair weather cloud! Beautiful!
    Home

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  26. I'm stardreaming with the beautiful pictures drawn in this amazing poem :)

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