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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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 4 Weeks Ago


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Chris Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

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

Chris



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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.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months 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 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

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

Chris
 wordman

2 Months Ago

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

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months 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 Months Ago

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

2 Months 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.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months 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?

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months 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 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thanks Tim. I'll have to check those lyrics out. Appreciate you checking in. All good wishes.
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Like always I enjoy the imagery of scenery and detail in your words. Did you know that wind turbine blades require special trucks to transport them? I think it's fascinating. If you'd like to see a short YOUTUBE video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dtUrY8_1CM

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Cyprian and for the utube link. I will be sure to watch. All the best.

Chri.. read more
A fast dimming sky ....
Such a powerful few lines and the picture perfectly set.
I was totally transported into the imagery of this poem, you have such a wonderful talent for that and you make it seem so effortless. I enjoyed this moment of transportation (!) - there's something very peaceful about watching wind turbines - so thank you :)
Best wishes,
Laura.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Laura for that very generous review. You are appreciated.

Chris
Laura Kate

2 Months Ago

My pleasure :)
excellent verse ... indeed a spear to the cold heart of trump!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Smiling at your response ABG. Thanks for checking this one out.

Chris
They are hypnotic to me. I could watch them for hours. It makes me drift into thought and I find myself becoming peace. I’m not quite sure why.

I could see how some would think them an eye sore blotting out natures beauty but I don’t see them that way.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

I also find them mesmerising. They have their own hypnotic type of beauty. I love them. Saw some yes.. read more

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