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Poetry Sunday-Fire In The Sky




Fire in the Sky



Darkness descends

on the glowing embers of the day,

all color fades to black.

The silence sparkles under moonlight,

as an obsidian horizon spins toward the new dawn-

Fire in the Sky.



 © Donna Donabella 2011



This poem was also written in late fall 2011.  As the seasons change, I observe the subtle and not so subtle shifts in nature.  Winter has some of the most stunning and colorful sunsets and sunrises.  The pictures here are of the sunset seen from my garden as autumn shifted to winter.



I am joining in with Poets United and Gillena@Verses for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

sunset collage

I am also linking in with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.


 I will be away from my blog for a while taking a break.  So I will not be posting poetry again until mid-March.  I’ll see you then.




I leave you with a few additional words about the fire in the sky.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

fire in sky

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. February 21, 2016    

    The sky is a never ending source of delight isn’t it?
    I hope I never, ever become so jaded that I can look at it without marvelling at the beauty and the majesty.

    • February 21, 2016    

      I feel the same way Soosie…the sky starts my day and ends it with magic and delight.

  2. February 21, 2016    

    those are some stunning pictures and words !

    • February 21, 2016    

      Thank you….those amazing skies inspired the words!

  3. February 21, 2016    

    There is an electricity in this – i hope a darkness that is alive and not oppressive – a fire in the belly as well as in the sky. Enjoy your blog break. Will miss your poems but look forward to your return

    • February 21, 2016    

      I think the color of the sky before darkness makes that darkness alive Jae Rose! I will miss all at Poet’s United too! See you soon!

  4. February 21, 2016    

    The silence sparkles under moonlight,
    as an obsidian horizon spins toward the new dawn-

    Such an electrifying image 🙂
    Beautifully executed.

    Lots of love,

    • February 21, 2016    

      I thank you Sanaa…that image electrifies me nightly….thinking that these stars give way to a blazing sunrise. Such a world we live in!

  5. February 21, 2016    

    luv the subtleties of nature you shared with us. I live in the tropics, no winters, falls etc. Just wet and dry season. An online friend shared some winter sunsets, and i remember remarking i never would have thought there was so much colour in a winter sky.

    luv your mosiac image; quite unusual

    Inviting you to share sometimes on a Monday at Monday WRites over at my blog verses

    • February 21, 2016    

      Amazing as the weather cools how much color there is; fall and winter! I would be happy to drop by on a Monday! Thanks for the invite.

  6. February 21, 2016    

    Wow…gorgeous! Enjoy your time!

  7. February 21, 2016    

    What a deliciously balanced dance between words and images. Love the pictures painted by your poem, especially the last line. And your photos speak fiery poetry.

    • February 21, 2016    

      This pleases me that I was able to work this balance…sometimes we can find just the right images that speak to us as loudly as nature itself.

  8. February 21, 2016    

    Beautiful! The sky is an endless source of inspiration for me too.

  9. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    February 21, 2016    

    The fire of sunset is so great… love how you showed it to us.

    • February 21, 2016    

      My pleasure Bjorn…so glad you enjoyed it!

  10. February 21, 2016    

    A fiery sky like that would leave me almost speechless. Almost. I’m too attached to words to give them up completely! 😉

    • February 21, 2016    

      I feel the same way which is why I had to capture the words when they sprung forth!

  11. February 21, 2016    

    I don’t know if I do prefer the shades I watch in the sky early in the morning or late in the day, before than darkness arrives … anyway, the sky never fails to wonder me, to amaze me !
    Have a blessed remainder of your Sunday and new week ahead,
    my dearest Donna, sending so much dear love to you

    • February 21, 2016    

      I agree…both sunrise and sunset bring wonder…I love both! Have a wonderful week ahead dear Dany!

  12. February 21, 2016    

    Yes, sunsets and sunrises provide the most drama of the day….beautiful photos and beautiful words written!

    • February 21, 2016    

      Thanks so much…the sky brings the inspiration for the words.

  13. February 21, 2016    

    Beautiful sky photos, and a lovely description of the fire in the sky.

  14. February 21, 2016    

    I look forward to your photo(s) and poem every Sunday. You always manage to capture nature so beautifully.
    This time it is sunset…eventually all colors…..fading….to….black! Lovely.

    • February 21, 2016    

      Oh Mary thank you so much for saying so! You have filled my heart with such joy!

  15. February 21, 2016    

    How beautiful. I love to look at sunrise, sunset but I don’t think I’ve ever written about it. Glad you did, and that you combine your photography with poetry – a perfect combination.

  16. ZQ ZQ
    February 21, 2016    

    Beautiful …I had to look up “obsidian” and it made a lot of sense,
    I’ll miss ’till mid-March, but, there will be a “presence in your absence”. 🙂

  17. February 21, 2016    

    Oh my friend how special your words…thank you!

  18. February 21, 2016    

    Beautiful picture of sky, reminds more about fall somehow….~ have a peaceful pause, Donabella.

  19. February 21, 2016    

    the sky is a palette of beauty. differing colors and shapes and formations. it’s very entertaining to watch on a warm afternoon. thanks for this.

    • February 22, 2016    

      I agree James. I often watch the sky for unusual colors or clouds. It is fascinating and different in each season.

  20. February 21, 2016    

    Lovely image of the spinning obsidian horizon!

    • February 22, 2016    

      Thanks so much…it is wonderful to watch it fade to black.

  21. February 21, 2016    

    The fire in the sky is filled with passion…

    • February 22, 2016    

      Thanks so much Truedessa for picking up on that….I find much passion in the changing sky.

  22. February 21, 2016    

    That’s quite a tumble of words and images. I felt like I was in a sunset snow globe.

    • February 22, 2016    

      Or perhaps a fast forwarded film watching the sky fade to fire and black with stars.

  23. February 21, 2016    

    The skies are storytellers in themselves that entrance us, thrill us, as good as any novel. Beautifully envisaged.

    • February 22, 2016    

      Thanks Robin….and I couldn’t agree more about the sky!

  24. Abin Chakraborty Abin Chakraborty
    February 21, 2016    

    I especially like the phrase “obsidian horizon”…you have given me a new word to play with

  25. February 21, 2016    

    Wonderful photo and your words marry it well,


    • February 22, 2016    

      I am so pleased you think so Elizabeth…thank you!

  26. February 22, 2016    

    I am always awakened by the beauty of the soul of Nature in your photos and poetry Donna…hope you have a nice break…we will definitely miss you…

    • February 22, 2016    

      And I will miss you Sumana…thank you for such a wonderful compliment!

  27. February 22, 2016    

    Before photography I’m sure we saw skies like this, Donna, but somehow our cameras seem to make it all so much more real nowadays. How is that possible? Maybe because it’s always within reach?! Thanks for the reminder.

    • February 22, 2016    

      I think we are more in the moment with our cameras and we love to capture those moments to see them again…making great memories, Ginnie, like you do so well!

  28. riitta k riitta k
    February 22, 2016    

    Your skies are amazing, almost not real!

    • February 22, 2016    

      I think the same thing, Riitta….they almost seem unreal.

  29. February 22, 2016    

    What a beautiful poem and photo!

  30. February 22, 2016    

    Hello, what lovely sunset captures and a beautiful poem. Lovely post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • February 22, 2016    

      Thanks so much Eileen…Happy Monday to you!

  31. February 22, 2016    

    I always enjoy your poetry and that amazing sunrise.

    • February 22, 2016    

      Oh that means so much to me!! Thank you….

  32. February 22, 2016    

    I’m happy you you linked in at Monday WRites, Donna . Have a good week

    Much love…

  33. February 22, 2016    


    Enjoy your break!

  34. February 22, 2016    

    A powerful post. Splendid writing and those photographs are magnificent!

  35. February 22, 2016    

    Thrilling photos! At the moment, I thought what will happen next? Those skies are telling many stories. I liked to read your poem. Beautiful!

    • February 23, 2016    

      How very nice of you to say so…thank you so much!

  36. February 23, 2016    

    I hope it’s a wonderful blog break, Donna;
    good for you for taking good care of getting your own tank filled.
    You pour out so much for the rest of us.
    Thanks for all that you share and are.
    May this be a yummy, nourishing time.
    Big love and joy to you,

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