Sundown and Wind Farms

Sundown and Wind Farms

A Poem by Chris Shaw

far from finding
wind farms an eyesore
they stay a fascination as
offshore turbines salute
a fast dimming sky

from Roan beach
carbon fibre blades rotate
as moderate winds
aid graceful clockwise
turning

row on row they stand
embracing air
as though a surgeon's knife
sliced through sky's heart
rip roaring red no sutures
as crimson clots appear

they spread it bleeds
it plasters heaven's highway 
reflected in evening's dark
salty waters
skyscape slaughter

as golden sol
slips slowly beyond
horizon's black ribbon line
while hours pass on by
building clean energy

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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There’s just something so beautiful about so many farms to me, I don’t know what it is, and I adore windmills. I’ve passed them several times and they’re so cool to just enjoy and how they produce clean energy. What I really love in this poem too, is the sundown aspect of it. It adds so much, to how they work from morning to the next morning and again. I just think wind turbines are at the very least, aesthetically pleasing and eye catching, just plain gorgeous.

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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

You share my thoughts about wind turbines. I just love their majesty and grace. Could sit and watch .. read more



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I like the observations expressed here. I've been where the turbines turn and found them quite fascinating. Some of the greater farms use them for irrigation as well as generation of electricity. Harnessing the natural elements of wind and sun is certainly preferred to the destruction reeked on nature by carbon fuels. Thank you for the observations, lovingly expressed. Bless.

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Chris Shaw

6 Days Ago

They are fascinating to watch aren't they? Some people find them ugly, but I think they have grace. .. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

6 Days Ago

My pleasure, entirely. F.
Fabulously written as always. I really liked the use of various colors and the comparisons used are really nice especially in this portion-
"row on row they stand
embracing air
as though a surgeon's knife
sliced through sky's heart
rip roaring red no sutures
as crimson clots appear "





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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dear Angelina, thank you for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging review. You are appreciated.. read more
Hi I'm Rik, Love your thoughtful word paint and how you ride the polar facet of analogy from reality to metaphor and back so smoothly and effortlessly weave them. I wasn't looking for pleasure but your poem b brought a smile, so thank you! :-)

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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Hi Rik, pleased to meet you. Thanks very much for calling on my page and leaving such a pleasant rev.. read more
“embracing air
as though a surgeon's knife
sliced through sky's heart”
This simile is so enthralling.

All the incredibly meticulous details are astounding to read.

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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

So pleased you enjoyed this poem. Really nice of you to review three of my poems today. Big thank yo.. read more
There’s just something so beautiful about so many farms to me, I don’t know what it is, and I adore windmills. I’ve passed them several times and they’re so cool to just enjoy and how they produce clean energy. What I really love in this poem too, is the sundown aspect of it. It adds so much, to how they work from morning to the next morning and again. I just think wind turbines are at the very least, aesthetically pleasing and eye catching, just plain gorgeous.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

You share my thoughts about wind turbines. I just love their majesty and grace. Could sit and watch .. read more
replacing oil will be hard to do

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Yep. Got to make a start. Clean energy required. Thanks Ron for checking in.

Chris
 wordman

2 Weeks Ago

to many oil millionaires they will cry
I've seen them in fields.. Nice poem. I gather you don't like them.

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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Tina. On the contrary, I am fascinated by them. They have their own kind of beauty. I ap.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many people I know find them an eyesore, but I like them :)
Tina

2 Weeks Ago

Oh. Lol I always thought they where interesting.
When I lived in Boise, Idaho, I'd drive I 84 to visit family in the Pacific NW and we'd seen wind turbines standing on the hills. Very majestic. Good poem.

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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Shelley for your review. They are majestic and quite magnetic too. I love watching them tu.. read more
I love to see the wind farms here Chris I think they look beautiful and knowing what they do makes them even more beautiful to me:) they are dotted along the highways of Pennsylvania because we get a lot of wind here because the air currents are so strong coming from the great lakes into the Allegheny mountains. Do you know a senator here in the US once said that the wind turbines are responsible for slowing down the earth's rotation LOL how do you fight that kind of stupid?

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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

You share my appreciation Bunny. I love wind turbines and clean energy. There is always a down turn .. read more
Great poem, Chris. The song 'lay me down' from Crosby and nash immediately came into my mind. Great lines in this too.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Chris Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Tim. I'll have to check those lyrics out. Appreciate you checking in. All good wishes.
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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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