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Poetry Sunday-Indigo Sky





Indigo Sky



Stars twinkle in the indigo sky

Like notes to a score heard only by me,

To catch the rhythm of the nite

And ride it to the heavens.



Holding tight to angel’s wings,

Watching the meadow with owl’s eyes,

Knowing there is life here in these dark shadows.



Brimming with the almost imperceptible sound of moths and fireflies,

I cock an ear listening to the music of

little mice feet scurrying, mouths nibbling.

The evening symphony, surely missed by those who do not notice.



Under the stars twinkling in the indigo sky

Like notes to a score heard only by me,

To catch the rhythm of the nite

And ride it to the heavens.



© Donna Donabella 2016



Many evenings, as the sun slips from the sky, and darkness descends slowly, I love watching the fireflies, listening to the night noises and seeing the first stars twinkle.  The sky turns from pink or purple to a beautiful Indigo.  It is even more beautiful just when the moon is rising.  This poem came to me one of those evenings.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who hosts Mosaic Monday.

indigo sky collage





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

indigo 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. June 26, 2016    

    The way you write it, I can hear it too…the mice scurrying, the fireflies, the owl….

    • June 26, 2016    

      So pleased you enjoyed the poem, and all the critters too! 🙂

  2. June 26, 2016    

    This made me think that silence is not necessarily the absence of sound but the lack of ability to tune into the world around us – in all its twinkling glory…to do so is a starry night indeed

    • June 26, 2016    

      Exactly Jae Rose….we need to tune into all our senses when we are in nature!

  3. June 26, 2016    

    Under the stars twinkling in the indigo sky
    Like notes to a score heard only by me

    Sigh.. that’s such an incredibly beautiful image, Donna 😀
    Beautifully penned (as always) ❤❤

    Lots of love,

    • June 26, 2016    

      Thanks so much Sanaa…you do always say such lovely things!

  4. June 26, 2016    

    Indeed, there is so much beauty in the night sky, if only people look up & around & also listen to life all around! You have expressed it so well.

    • June 26, 2016    

      Indeed Mary, there is beauty 24/7 in nature…we just have to stop and look and listen!

  5. June 26, 2016    

    I quite like doing that too; being quite still and listening to the sounds of a summer night. It really is quite busy then.

    • June 26, 2016    

      It is indeed Robin…I love to imagine in images the sounds I am hearing.

  6. June 26, 2016    

    the night never really sleeps, and i think it’s how we adjust and tune our eyes and ears, and see how much life there is at night.
    i enjoyed reading your poem, and how you structured it. 🙂

    • June 26, 2016    

      Thank you…I am pleased you liked the poem….I sleep to those sounds so peacefully.

  7. June 26, 2016    

    This is such a good composition–colorful, filled with lively images. Well done.

  8. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    June 26, 2016    

    I do love the way you have used all those sounds of the night…. wonderful

    • June 26, 2016    

      I often listen to night sounds for hours and they are sweet music…glad you enjoyed the poem Bjorn!

  9. June 26, 2016    

    I could meditate to this poem! The images are so rich, the emotions it evokes dig so deep, and your photos make the dream so real. Just fantastic.

    • June 26, 2016    

      Oh such high praise Magaly….it warms my heart! The music of the night is meditative, isn’t it!

  10. June 26, 2016    

    I love that you listen to the symphony heard only by you…love that you listen….very beautiful, both poem and photos.

    • June 27, 2016    

      Thanks Sherry…it is a blissful part of my day in any season!

  11. June 26, 2016    

    Well you had me hooked on an indigo sky. I am a sky watcher and your poem reminded me of the beauty of night.

    • June 27, 2016    

      The title came to me one night while I was watching…it is like a cathedral with no ceiling. Lovely to know you are a sky watcher too!

  12. June 26, 2016    

    Beautiful summer imagery…lovely pic also !

  13. June 26, 2016    

    I always think I should follow the moon like reading subtitles in a foreign film and have written about the moon as a shell that I turn my ear towards to hear the ocean. I like the idea of the stars as notes.

    • June 27, 2016    

      Lovely thoughts of the moon Colleen….happy you enjoyed the stars too!

  14. June 26, 2016    

    You made my heart soar to meet those indigo skies.

    • June 27, 2016    

      Oh that makes me so happy to know so, Soosie!

  15. June 26, 2016    

    What an inspiring sky, dearest Donna .. you’re right, silence doesn’t mean loneliness, expecially that of the night, is filled with so many little sounds, for who can hear them … of course !
    Thank you darling friend for your sensitiveness, your poetry sounds so delicate to my heart !

    Hope you had a lovely Sunday, I’m wishing you a most wonderful new week ahead, sending my dearest love to you

    Xx Dany

    • June 27, 2016    

      Oh my dear Dany I am so happy you enjoyed the indigo sky! I hope to catch up with your blog soon…have a great week!

  16. June 26, 2016    

    Absolutely wonderful photographs and some beautiful lines in this – though the closing stanza, for me, was breathtakingly evocative.

    • June 27, 2016    

      It felt right to repeat the first stanza with just a little change…so glad you enjoyed that!

  17. June 26, 2016    

    your words are truly like the notes of ethereal music exclusively for the poets only…so visual, haunting and uplifting….

    • June 27, 2016    

      Sumana you say just the most beautiful things in praise of my work…thank you so much!

  18. June 26, 2016    

    I really love your prose and photo and am a real sky watcher every single night and enjoy the night sounds that come with it… Michelle

    • June 27, 2016    

      I can imagine you and me both seeing a similar sky and hearing similar sounds just hours apart!

  19. CC CC
    June 26, 2016    

    Gorgeous photographs and I love the musicality of your words in this poem!

  20. June 27, 2016    

    Here’s to stopping and listening to the noises of the night! Beautiful poem Donna!
    Wren x

  21. June 27, 2016    

    Beautiful post&poem as always; wonderful images captured!! Greetings!

    • June 27, 2016    

      Oh thank you Alexa…how lovely of you to say so!

  22. June 27, 2016    

    Hello Donna, beautiful images and mosaic. I love the pretty indigo sky and moon capture. Your poem is lovely, I love watching the sky. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

    • June 27, 2016    

      Oh I can just imagine all you see and hear Eileen…thanks so much for your kind words…..have a great week!

  23. June 27, 2016    

    Very beautiful views.

    • June 27, 2016    

      You are so kind to say so Rajesh…thank you!

  24. June 27, 2016    

    this touches the fiber of my soul for i too have written many a piece through the whispers of the night, the tiny voices, the tiny feet that i sometimes think no one else sees or hears. gracias for such loveliness.

    • June 27, 2016    

      Oh your compliment has touched me my friend…it is so wonderful to know you also watch the sky and how it touches your soul too….thank you!

  25. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    June 27, 2016    

    Love this Donna! Would be nice to see it in Rural sometime.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • June 27, 2016    

      Thanks Judith…I was going to give Jen a summer poem and maybe this one too!

  26. June 27, 2016    

    This post ‘feels’ like summer time! How beautiful my friend. Hugs, Diane

    • June 27, 2016    

      Oh Diane thank you…I do so appreciate your beautiful, kind words!

  27. June 27, 2016    

    Beautiful sky, moon and mosaic!

    • June 27, 2016    

      I am so glad you enjoyed the pics and mosaic…it was fun to create!

  28. June 27, 2016    

    Your poem is lovely. Liked the comparison of stars to music notes.

    • June 27, 2016    

      They just struck me as such…glad you enjoyed it!

  29. June 27, 2016    

    The moon in the indigo sky is beautiful! Such a beauty in the stillness!
    Your poem is so lovely. I like the words
    ” To catch the rhythm of the nite
    And ride it to the heavens”
    Happy day for you, Donna.

    • June 28, 2016    

      Oh thank you so much…those words were special in this poem so I am pleased you liked them…have a wonderful week!

  30. June 28, 2016    

    The evening symphony, surely
    missed by those who do not notice.

    This has a lot of relevance to those not poetically inclined. They somehow miss out on little things that matter that poets tend to pick up!
    Very true Donna!


    • June 28, 2016    

      How wonderful of you to notice that Hank!

  31. Wen Wen
    June 28, 2016    

    Such a beautiful post, Donna! Beautiful words and photos!

  32. June 28, 2016    

    What a stunning night’s symphony! I want to watch the meadow with owl’s eyes, lovely!

    • June 30, 2016    

      It is amazing Bekkie! So glad you enjoyed the Indigo Sky.

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