Blue Skies Ahead: A Poem

Just one of those glorious early summer days i...

Poem about blue skies. Just one of those glorious early summer days in Sydney… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The inspiration for this poem comes from a recent post by Lahn Jung JuLes (a sweet spirited woman I have come to be friends with) on the social media Google+. She often posts striking images, artwork, and words.

The roots of my poem stem from Lahn’s post, originally shared here onย Google+.

Patches and Comfort

We look up at the same sky,

You and I, Him and her,

Seeing the white cotton that stretches for lanes and avenues,

For acres and miles.

 

The openness above surrounds us,

With a beauty that changes with the days and with our moods,

With our hearts

That long for the comfort of a cloud to lay on

And a place to relax.

 

If I could

I would offer you a patch in the sky, right next to me,

A place to be free and to smile,

To love and to hold one another.

 

The patchwork would be as seamless as our joys

And the lightness of the clouds would match our souls to

Our whispers.

 

Will I care for you now – absolutely,

And care for you as well when

We match our pieces of the patchwork and

We match our shining souls to one another.

 

ยฉ2013 Christy Birmingham

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37 thoughts on “Blue Skies Ahead: A Poem

  1. Janine Huldie

    Having two little kids, I kept thinking about how all day lately I have to deal with sharing issues and couldn’t help, but think this poem was a beautiful reflection of this concept. If they were a bit older, I would so use this to help reinforce. Thanks for sharing this and absolutely beautiful!!

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  2. Cynthia

    “If I could I would offer you a patch in the sky, right next to me” That is a line I will not soon forget. Beautiful. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. John G Evans

    Christy, your poetry is flawless! Simply beautiful and certainly deserves recognition I say beyond compare. I love the way you write, your style is very insightful, full of imagery and depth….I learn from you, and I thank you. I can see poetry from the softness of a woman’s heart and I say this is beautiful. Best wishes to you and much success.

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Oh John, what a lovely compliment to receive. Especially from you, a fellow poet. I am pleased that you can read my heart from my words and that the spirit is genuine. Your comment means so much to me. I also wish you success!

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  4. lscotthoughts

    Absolutely beautiful, Christy! “The patchwork would be as seamless as our joys

    And the lightness of the clouds would match our souls to

    Our whispers.” These lines take my breath away! Have a wonderful day! xoxo

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  6. Aquileana

    What a great ode to love… Meaning real love, the one that travels further and rests above the clouds in Heaven,

    My favorite stanza is the second one, particularly these verses:

    “The openness above surrounds us/
    With a beauty that changes with the days and with our moods”,..

    And I also really liked those ending verses

    “We match our pieces of the patchwork and/
    We match our shining souls to one another.”

    “Offering someone a patch in the sky, by your side”… Thatยดs a beautiful image which can be related to true love, unconditional love, that feeling which is far beyond circumstances, because it is impervious to the passage of time…
    That unrestricted and everlasting sensation of pure completeness… Love that rises to the sky and matches souls and whispers above the clouds: Poetic Love …

    Thanks for this beautiful poem, Christy; Hugs to you;

    Aquileana ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      I liked that part about the patchwork too. It really came out of nowhere as I was typing… What fun it was to see this poem over on Twitter yesterday.

      Your efforts to help me and your appreciation of my work mean so much to me. Your efforts are never lost of me as I appreciate it all. xx

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      1. Aquileana

        I think I got the ending as a reference to that lost link I have sent you… (and which I referred to as the lost one)

        Otherwise I am wrong, but I think that is what you wanted to mean… Anyway I appreciate your words: thank -you Christy and it is not too much an effort but more an spontaneous gesture

        Happy friday and many hugs for you; Aquileana ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Rajagopal

    What a lovely poem christy ; the drifting clouds in the limitless expanse of sky that is only inclusive and knows no divisions…I just visualised you as a cloud , a la the indian classical poet kalidasa in the sanskrit poem ‘megh sandesh'(cloud message) , drifting over to some alien desert and dropping down as gentle rain…your poem also reminds me of the strains of an indian song “although we hail from different lands / we share one earth and sea and sky / remember friends the world is one”.

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