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

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Christine Anne Shaw

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

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

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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

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



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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! 😀

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Christine Anne Shaw

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

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That only happens in my dreams 😀
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week 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.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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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

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Christine Anne Shaw

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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

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Christine Anne Shaw

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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.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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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
I once experienced a New England autumn (though not from a balloon). Your imagery here captures it perfectly. Liked especially the "embarrassed petticoats" line.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Many thanks for your visit John. Lucky you experiencing the real thing while I have to make do with .. read more
Chris, though I've never had an air balloon view, you've offered a glimpse here. We have several places in the US known for air balloon festivals. Vermont in autumn is one of the most spectacular places to visit. You trigger the reader's imagination here, and take us on a journey we want to last longer.

If you ever visit the US, New England is a must-visit, and Vermont is a place you'd not soon forget.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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It looks spectacular in the images I have seen and Jacob loves Vermont, so I know it is special. I h.. read more
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 1 Week Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

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

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

1 Week 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

1 Week Ago

I appreciated your humour. Have a great day yourself CD.
There are states that look their loveliest at certain times of the year, but I cannot think of one lovelier than Vermont in autumn. To conjure such warmth and inspiration from a photograph is a craft all its own, in which you exude flawlessly.

I can't imagine being up in an air balloon, feeling so close to the sky. What a rush it would be!

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Christine Anne Shaw

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I think it would take courage to find myself in an actual air balloon Kelly, much easier to write ab.. read more
Another vivid imagery. Never been to Vermont, now I want to go even more. I'm in North Carolina and Pennsylvania is as far Northeast as I have ever been, but it seemed the countryside along I-95 just got more and more beautiful the further we drove. My dream is to make it to Maine someday.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Dear Rhayne. I hope your dream comes true. I have heard so much about Vermont, I just had to embrace.. read more

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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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