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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I always thought they would be a soothing sound but then again I have never been right up next to them. I know people complain they are an eye sore but I rather like them not as much as I admire those in Holland as I have several delft blue pieces from there but I like the windmills. Lovely piece Chris;) still working slowly through your archives

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Patricia. I like windmills too, even the new ones with blades that some don't like. I appr.. read more



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I always thought they would be a soothing sound but then again I have never been right up next to them. I know people complain they are an eye sore but I rather like them not as much as I admire those in Holland as I have several delft blue pieces from there but I like the windmills. Lovely piece Chris;) still working slowly through your archives

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Patricia. I like windmills too, even the new ones with blades that some don't like. I appr.. read more
Hi Chris, I can't remember if there are any wind farms in the Forth as yet. It has been a few years since I have been near the Forth. I know there was a couple of rigs there, eye soars they were. Who knows if they are gone. I love the content of this piece. You paint a wonderful image with your soft words. Your song sings with meaning. Have a wonderful evening. Hugs always....Mike.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you Mike. I am quite fascinated by the rotating blades. They have a certain elegance in a stra.. read more
shadrach hah

6 Months Ago

You are welcome Chris. Have a wonderful Saturday. Hugs always....Mike.
No wind farms on the Severn Estuary as yet Chris, albeit they are highly praiseworthy - I guess there is still too much sea-traffic heading up to the vast Docks at Avonmouth and Portbury - of a Summer's evening, one can see the huge array of new cars gleaming in the low sun at the Portbury Docks where they have recently been offloaded, most of them from Japan I am surmising. I like this piece, and again it has a very visual, painterly feel to it.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Dear Tony, thank you for a very thoughtful review and apologies for my tardy response. All the best... read more
I live on a farm and i love it here, the way the fog lingers around and the sound of the animals that I attend to as well. It's peaceful, I enjoyed your write. It is wonderful

Posted 7 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

7 Months Ago

Thank you Katzie for stopping by. You are appreciated.

Chris
Wind farms and poetry, Who'da thunkit?
You not only pulled it off, you made it entrancing.
I'd have titled it Skyscape Slaughter,
a devilishly Inspired line!




Posted 7 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

7 Months Ago

Thank you for the thumbs up Dylan. Your title suggestion certainly inspired. Your stopping by is app.. read more
I like them too - something surreal but calming about them :) This is beautifully described Chris, made me think of some sunlit fields for a while - a restful vision :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

7 Months Ago

Thanks Ruth. I love the way they salute the sky. Pleased you stopped by.

Chris
I also find wind farms to be beautiful for many reasons, but you've summed it up so lyrically. Love when you blend imagery with practicality (((HUGS)))

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thanks Margie. Totally mesmerised by wind farms. Could stand and watch for hours.

Chr.. read more
I've always appreciated wind farms. I don't understand why they are seen as "eyesores."

It's an interesting creative choice that here and in your other work you refer to the sun as "sol." It is a very obscure term, mostly familiar to people who study astronomy or maybe Latin. Perhaps you are trying to emphasize that our sun is something to be recognized and not taken for granted, or that it is one star among many? Just my guess. :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

8 Months Ago

Really appreciate you stopping by Casey. You are appreciated. Thank you so much.

Chri.. read more
A beautiful description Chris, of magnificent, powerful structures. Where I sail, is on a very windy dam about 60 kms from where I live. Towering over the waters are huge wind towers, standing like sentinels watching us, keeping us safe. A nice read.
Richard

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you Richard for your lovely review. Happy sailing. Take care.

Chris
dearest Chris... modern technology will save us as time goes by.
The Sky moans with thunder and lightening strikes... Wind turbines give us the energy we need.
We are having close encounters with Wind and Rain...
as Thunder rolls through the night.
We are blessed with your poetry. gently, Pat

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

9 Months Ago

Clean and sustainable energy. That's what we need Pat. Just love those wind turbines. Many thank you.. read more

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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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