Wednesday, August 11, 2010

azure


like so many
little fingers
pointing
rooted all the same
reaching past the sibilant wind
for the cloud-filled
azure sky

21 comments:

willow said...

Sibilant. Now isn't that a fabulous word? ....and you know what I'm thinking about that Wyeth sky.

Jenny Stevning said...

That sky is unreal. What heaven it would be to just sit and watch that...LIVE!

jinksy said...

Delicious!

NanU said...

gorgeous!
just love complicated skies. sometimes they make me trip on things on the sidewalk.

Eryl Shields said...

Amazing and wonderful, you've set me up for the day.

Bonnie said...

What a sky - and I love how you lead us to see the fingers pointing at it. Are you still in PEI steven?

steven said...

hi bonnie - i am back from pei but the images and words represent the long tail of the experience. i'll be going back there next summer - probably for two weeks this time so i can fit in an end-to-end bike trip in the first week and then a week of r and r. steven

steven said...

eryl - the summer is my favourite and best time for watching the sky. i just have to watch where i'm going. steven

steven said...

nanu - i love tattered and torn up, detailed skies. i try not to be moving when i see them but if i'm on the bike - well i just mouth apologies at the people around me. steven

steven said...

ahhh jinksy - yes! steven

steven said...

jenny it was. the skies this summer both here and wherever i've travelled have been really lovely and at times spectacular. steven

steven said...

willow - it's one of those words that doesn't get used often enough which gives it even more cache! steven

Elisabeth said...

Your skies seem to be changing, Steven. More cloud activity. Change afoot?

ellen abbott said...

good one steven.

TechnoBabe said...

That is a nice way to view it. If you had been up higher the fingers would not seem to be be reaching to the sky.

steven said...

thanks ellen! steven

steven said...

elisabeth - i can't say. the skies are changing and i know i am in a constant state of flux. steven

steven said...

hey technobabe, true that! so i wonder if that could be extended into our perspective of anything or anyone reaching higher. steven

Meri said...

the sibilant wind -- now, can I remember how to spell onomatopoeia?

steven said...

nicely done meri!! steven

Pauline said...

words strung together as lovely as the grasses and clouds and clear blue sky