The sky is a poem

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The sky is a poem,
Painted in vibrant rhyme,
It cries in gentle metaphors,
That drench me time to time.

All its hues are varied moods,
In its colors bright and bold,
Are underlying similes,
And narratives untold.

It blushes in crimson allegory,
Through sun kissed golden odes,
And merges into bleaker nights,
And snowy, pallid roads.

An embodiment of elegies,
It lists to this refrain,
Of melancholy epigraphs,
By falling like the rain.

The clouds that grace this varied verse,
They know no birth or death,
In every minute that I do live,
They’re coalesced in my breath.

I do not know who the poet is,
But I do know certainly,
That every time I peruse the sky,
A poem smiles at me.

~

“It takes one to know one”

62 Comments Add yours

  1. Shanyu says:

    #worldpoetryday2021

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      1. Shanyu says:

        Thank you so much friend. I’m so glad you like it.

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      2. Taruchaya says:

        I couldn’t help commenting as you painted a pretty poetic picture…take care.

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      3. Shanyu says:

        That really means so much. The sky is something I cannot stop writing about.

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  2. HappySoul says:

    This is so beautiful! Best wishes on world poetry day 😊

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am rather glad to see you here. Wish you the same. Have a fantastic day.

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  3. Beautiful,thanks for sharing your poem!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I am absolutely grateful. Have a fantastic day.

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  4. Bravo, Shanu! This is a gorgeous, lyrical poem with beautiful rhyme. I love it.
    I did get the email today. Thank you for checking on my subscription. 🙂
    Have a great week!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you greatly Cheryl. I am so glad you like it. Have a fantastic day. You time and appreciation means a lot.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. Really grateful for your kind support.

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  5. Beautifully written, your choice of words and flowing rhyme make this ode to the sky, pure poetry. This is a real beauty, Shanyu, I love it!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much K! I am so glad you noticed the rhyme. I was in a rather lyrical mood. You have stunned me with the response. Thank you so very much. Have a fantastic day.

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  6. That is so beautiful!!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Michael. It truly means a lot

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you greatly dear friend. Have a fantastic day.

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  7. besmcmillan says:

    Lovely.

    If I’d written it, I would edit two lines just a little for a smoother read/more natural tone:

    Instead of–

    In every minute that I do live, They’re coalesced in my breath.

    I’d have said–

    In every minute that I live

    They coalesce in my breath.

    Continuing to enjoy your work! BES

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much B! I truly appreciate the wonderful feedback. Thank you so much for the suggestion. It actually makes a lot of sense that way too, perhaps a poet needs an outside opinion sometimes. He can get too carried away sometimes. Thank you so much greatly.

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  8. Secrets says:

    Wow, so beautiful Shanyu!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you, thank you so much secrets!

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    2. besmcmillan says:

      My pleasure! You have such wonderful things to say, I just encourage you to use your natural, or the word might be authentic, voice.

      .

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      1. Shanyu says:

        Again, I am more than grateful. Thank you.

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  9. gdutta17 says:

    What a beautiful write! Absolutely fabulous. 🙂

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much G! It means absolutely so much. I am very glad.

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  10. Woody says:

    Great stuff mate. The sky, so ripe for beautiful description and wonder and personalisation of the magic we see in it, maybe even more so in the night sky.
    We are but humble tiny things beneath it. THAT is the influence I hope most to have on other writers, to not be afraid of the grand things and the intense descriptions – the mountains and oceans and volcanoes and castles and undying love and aching pain. But you already knew these things and I am the humble tiny thing beneath your sky of talent. Great respect to you mate!
    Woody.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      ‘We are humble tiny things beneath it’

      I cannot describe the joy this comment brings me mate. I am amazed by the sheer kindness you have shown me. I am just awed.
      It means so much to know that you think of this poem such highly and it brings me satisfaction as a writer whose sole purpose is to touch as many souls as he can.
      There are a great lot of infinities around us. Capturing them in poetry just so little validates our life among them, but the fact that we have words to write of all the beauty of this world, gives us strength and a much needed encouragement. Thank you so much mate. You might have just made my day. Cheers.

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  11. Sakshi says:

    Beautifully penned!!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Have a fantastic day.

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      1. Sakshi says:

        You’re welcome! 😊

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  12. Ishita Gupta says:

    Oh wow. So so intricate and beautiful. I don’t even have words to describe how brilliant this is. Just wow!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Whoa. thank you so very much dearest friend. I am so glad to have you here. Have a fantastic day.

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        Most welcome Shanyu. Have a great day too.💛

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  13. Gorgeous my dearest friend. Now, when I look at the sky, at those clouds that know no birth or death I’ll think of you.
    You have my heart. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.
    xoxo

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much for the sweet comment. It warms my heart. Thank you so much friend. Absolutely grateful.

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      1. My pleasure. Huge hugs.
        xoxo

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  14. hgamma says:

    the sky
    is over
    our greed
    immoderate
    enraged

    shocked
    the skin of the earth
    with high tide
    hurricane

    the deadly breath
    mouth to mouth

    the singers
    trill their song
    of bliss
    and love

    meanwhile the
    Mighty of the earth
    the humans

    the men
    the women
    beat
    suppress
    murder and beat

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much for the wonderful interpretation. Have a fantastic day.

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      1. hgamma says:

        Ich habe Ihnen zu danken, denn ohne ihr Poem hätte ich dazu keine entsprechende Antwort schreiben können.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Es ist eine große Freude, hier sein zu müssen. Ich bin wirklich gesegnet, so wundervolle Antworten von Menschen wie Ihnen zu haben.

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      3. hgamma says:

        Herzliches Dankeschön

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  15. Love the idea of the sky being a poem.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I am so glad you like it. I wasn’t sure what it would mean but I guess it makes sense. Thank you greatly. G’day.

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      1. I like poems that are a bit enigmatic, show don’t tell sort of thing.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you greatly friend. Means so much to me.

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  16. Lovely! I’m amazed by how touching these poetic terms become incorporated into the sky imagery.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Ceridwen. It means so much to me to have you here. It was a tricky poem, but it was absolutely fun writing it.

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  17. vidhi says:

    The way u pictured it is just wonderful!!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much V! It means so much.

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  18. robinwrites says:

    This is so beautiful. From a fellow sky-gazer.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Robin. It is all a poet/skygazer could ask for. I hope you have a fantastic day.

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  19. Samrta Marks says:

    Your work and words are surreal. Such profound thoughts for such a young soul. Keep writing. ⭐✨⭐✨⭐✨

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so very much for you words. It really means a lot. I’m so glad to have you here. Thank you.
      Have a fantastic day.

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  20. Such a cool ending! And this I like so much: “It blushes in crimson allegory,”.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much D! It means so so much.

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      1. It’s a pleasure ❤

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