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Poetry Sunday: Dear Sky


Dear Sky



Dear Sky:


I bask under your brilliance,

I sigh as you lighten through the hours.



I relax as you color my end of day,

And I contemplate beneath your moon and stars.



Your colors emerge and delight;

They renew my soul and sing to me.



Yes, Dear Sky you are my muse,

My life giving breath, and I honor you.


© Donna Donabella 2016



Another epistolary poem, in the series I am writing, from a letter I wrote in April of 2016.  This poem was written on a morning of brilliance as the sun rose.  I hope to post one of these a month.  I will be taking time off for the rest of December….enjoy your holidays and I will see you around the New Year.


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.


I leave you with a few additional words about Dear Sky.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2017.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. Magical Mystical Teacher Magical Mystical Teacher
    December 3, 2017    

    I like the way you address the sky as though it were a living being. I feel as though it should respond to your appreciation, and somehow I think that it does.

    • December 3, 2017    

      I felt I needed to address it as a living being….and I think too it does respond, doesn’t it.

  2. December 3, 2017    

    What a great way to sign off for the rest of the year. Happy holidays!
    Wren x

    • December 3, 2017    

      Thanks and Happy Holidays to you too!

  3. December 3, 2017    

    This is stunning! I’m glad to have found your blog

  4. Björn Björn
    December 3, 2017    

    Love the form of a letter…. and glad that you have a glorious sky.

    • December 3, 2017    

      It has been a fun form to experiment with….glad you enjoyed it too.

  5. December 3, 2017    

    Beautiful poem and images, Donna. Lovely. I am a sky-watcher, too, as you know, so my heart sang along with your words. Have a wonderful December. See you in the new year!

    • December 3, 2017    

      Thank you Sherry! And yes I know we are kindred spirits where nature and the sky are concerned.

  6. December 3, 2017    

    Such a lovely tribute to that protector of all. Our sky is gray today, perhaps cooking up snow… but I honor it, anyway, for we all need our cycle of moods.

    • December 3, 2017    

      I love that idea of the sky having a cycle of moods!

  7. Mary Mary
    December 3, 2017    

    I love the idea of writing a letter of appreciation to the sky. This is a calming and meditative write, something needed in today’s world!

    • December 3, 2017    

      Thanks Mary….I always feel calm when I see the sky in all its guises.

  8. December 3, 2017    

    Enjoy your time away from the blogosphere. December is a very busy month.
    And add me to those who gets heart balm and solace from the sky (and nature more generally).

    • December 3, 2017    

      I know am in good company Soosie….have a lovely December.

  9. December 3, 2017    

    I liked that it was like a letter, to the “Dear Sky.” The sky is beautiful!!

  10. December 3, 2017    

    Really lovely–the piece feels wonderfully calm and expansive

    • December 3, 2017    

      Oh what a lovely compliment…thanks Audrey!

  11. December 3, 2017    

    Beautiful! The sky has always been a source of comfort and healing for me .. I admire the way you evoke those emotions in this poem 🙂

    • December 3, 2017    

      It’s amazing what the sky can inspire….thanks Sanaa!

  12. December 3, 2017    

    Lovely poem.. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New !

    • December 3, 2017    

      Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too!

  13. ZQ ZQ
    December 3, 2017    

    I don’t understand how sometimes we are all on the same page.
    And, I’m a hermit : )

    • December 3, 2017    

      I was smiling as I read your poem thinking the same thing….we are connected through the ethos my friend!

  14. December 3, 2017    

    Wow sunsets can be sp enthralling. Happy you dropped in at my Sunday Stanfard today Donna


    • December 3, 2017    

      I agree the sun and sky do inspire!

  15. Bev Bev
    December 3, 2017    

    Ever changing yet ever marking the beginning and ending of our days … the constant in our lives. Thank you for reminding us!

    • December 3, 2017    

      My pleasure and thanks for your lovely thoughts Bev!

  16. December 3, 2017    

    If only we would look around us and be thankful for all the unsung beauties and gifts we receive in our lives. Perhaps then there would be more people with smiles on their faces. What a stunning poem of thankfulness this is Donna.

    • December 3, 2017    

      Thank you Robin. I couldn’t agree more.

  17. December 3, 2017    

    I LOVE a big sky. I should write a love letter to it like you have!

  18. December 3, 2017    

    This is WONDER FULL. I could feel my heart lifting at the close.

    • December 3, 2017    

      The beautiful sky does have that effect on me.

  19. December 4, 2017    

    Your colors emerge and delight;
    They renew my soul and sing to me.

    The Sky can be such an adorable partner giving mutual support to all. Many may not realize it


    • December 17, 2017    

      Hank your words and description of the sky are perfect! Thank you!

  20. Rommy Rommy
    December 4, 2017    

    I also find myself inspired by the many moods of the sky

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