Sky View

Sky View

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Inspired by a photograph of Vermont in the fall)

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let me rise in an envelope
of heated air, a gentle ascent

a passenger in an air balloon
peering over a wicker basket

set to drift in an azure sky
unbroken hue of deepest blue

Vermont's forests spread wide
thick with a mix of rich vibrancy

leaves flutter their lashes
embarrassed petticoats all aflame

a daring medley of vermillion
splashed with green, daubed in gold

while the waters of a silent lake
duplicate all that my eyes could have seen

i may not get to go there
though I wish that I had been






© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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This is really nice, beautiful imagery. Seeing through your eyes at a picture, leaves me jealous that I lack the the grace and understanding to see it the same way. I may have to send you pics of some of my extended family so I wont have to view them with such distaste. Lol

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Funny response Great to have you visit my page, thank you.

CD. I have to say I would.. read more
CD Campbell

11 Months Ago

It is a really good poem. Sometimes I can get way to serious in a review and thought I would try to.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

I appreciated your humour. Have a great day yourself CD.



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Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Shoshana for your visit. Pleased you enjoyed.

Chris
another great read, you wrote your own review, the language dances in rich vibrancy, a daring medley, daubed in gold, couldn't put it better myself

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Pleased this one meets your approval as well gram. All good wishes.

Chris
Oh how beautiful..up up and away in a beautiful balloon- a place I’d like to be ..maybe one day ..wonderful🌹

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Kelly. You know I can remember Andy Williams singing that song. He was a favourite with my.. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

11 Months Ago

Wasn’t it just wonderful..glad you remembered a special something ...🌹
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Vermont is all that and more and you tell it well..fall has such a wondrous beauty to behold ..love the embarrassed petticoat line..nice work here Chris

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Many thanks for passing by Fran Marie and leaving such an encouraging review. Much appreciated.
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What a lovely ekphrastic poem, Chris. If you hadn’t said you’d never been, I would think you were floating in that balloon up above the trees feverishly composing the poem.

What is autumn like there? Are the trees brilliant in the transition? I have always wanted to go to Vermont and experience the shift in seasons there. It feels like a paradise of color in the photos I’ve seen.

Your poem does it justice here. I feel transported. Beautiful details to open the space to all of us. Bravo to you, poet.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Dear Eilis, I have heard much about Vermont in fall, and have seen some wonderful, vibrant photograp.. read more
A beautiful scene painted in words, but no mention of the basket creaking and snapping, giving you heart palpitations and trouser emergencies. The scariest thing I've ever tried... And I've eaten haggis pizza and dated Scottish women! 😀

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Dear Lorry. I have never been in an air balloon and after your experience I will remove this one fro.. read more
Lorry

11 Months Ago

That only happens in my dreams 😀
Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Dream on :)
This is so beautiful and inspiring, your use of colours paints a vivid picture. I have never been up in a hot air balloon but thanks to you I have a wonderful idea what it might be like :)
Laura.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you LauraKate. I've never been up in one either, just using my imagination. After reading Lorr.. read more
Another nice write i love vermillion in vermont. Very vibey. Ive thought of going up in a hot air balloon bucket list perhaps love your way with views and words a talent

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Kent. After reading Lorry's response, I am inclined to remove the air balloon from my buck.. read more
Where is Vermont and I'm not so sure I would make a good balloon rider but I can appreciate the beautiful colors of autumn
All beautifully presented

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thanks Dave. It is a state in the New England region located in the North East of USA. Famous for it.. read more
' while the waters of a silent lake - duplicate all that my eyes could have seen - - i may not get to go there - though I wish that I had been '

Imagination in flight! Each couplet, if that's the correct description.. is a gently coloured miniature describing the emotions and visions one might feel looking down on a world you thought you knew! To hear and feel gusts of wind and gushing heat must be glorious: you've used your skills to take your readers there... up, up, up and away., with superb phrasing. This is super beautiful and lyrical, Chris.

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Yes Em, would love to say I have experienced it in the flesh. This time I had to make do with a phot.. read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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