The Deep Blue Sky

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This black mood,
this malaise that coats sweetness
of cherry, flowering—
nutant, the brightness of morning
forgotten.
When did it become so insignificant?
We are only taught what’s worth our investment;
what of altruism?
And now, the sky is my backyard; it lends perspective.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

De is our hostess today at dVerse and the word is
“sky.” Come join us! ❤️

Posted for Quadrille #112 @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Grace says:

    Away with those black mood. I specially love the last line:

    And now, the sky is my backyard; it lends perspective.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh, the black mood… I have it always at this time of the year. Maybe having the sky in the backyard is the solution.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  3. Sarah Connor says:

    That last line is fantastic, Sanaa. One of those last lines that casts light back over the poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  4. Ingrid says:

    Delicious lines here, Sanaa, and lovely to hear your voice again! ‘We are only taught what’s worth our investment.’ This is so true, but we only really know in our hearts what’s truly worth our investment.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  5. I know that black mood well, Sanaa, it came back today with the news that we will probably go back into lockdown soon, which will put paid to my walks with like-minded people as I will be shielded again, spending the day alone. However, your final line reminds me about perspective, and that I have a lovely garden in which to wander.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about the lock down, Kim. Yes, it’s a consolation that we have our gardens to wander in.. I sincerely hope that the situation worldwide improves. I am glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  6. Lucy says:

    Such a beautiful and brilliant piece. It has this imagery of a dark sky, and then it seems to brighten a bit by the end of the poem. Astounding use of imagery, and it’s so wonderful to hear you read the poem as well. <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lucy 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  7. De Jackson says:

    This, by itself, is a poem:
    “the sky is my backyard”

    So much in those few words. I shall just swim in them awhile.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  8. lillian says:

    LOVE the illustration! And, sitting here in Provincetown at the very tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, looking out the wall of sliding glass doors to our grey wooden deck with the Atlantic Ocean is noisily reaching its high tide, the sky is so blue and so immense….it indeed puts things in perspective! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  9. Jane Dougherty says:

    A thoughtful poem. Questions but no answers. Just perspective.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  10. We all seem full of black moods this year–thank goodness for nature and the sky. I really like that final line/thought.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Merril 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  11. Ken Gierke says:

    That expanse as a backdrop reminds us of the vast world around us, and hopefully of our proper role in it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ken 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  12. Sorry for your dark mood. May your back yard offer healing and peace!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Amen! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Beverly 💄❤️

  13. gillena says:

    A sky in the backyard, Yes!!!
    Much💜love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      Much love …

  14. rob kistner says:

    This is something I need to share with my fellow writers here at dVerse. I so enjoy reading the work that you create and post, and am genuinely honored to be embraced as a part of this community of poets. May we all find healing in these challenging times. And as a true aquarian love child, and also a proud flower child of the 60’s, who truly believed then we would some day change the world to be a better place for all, and still believes that we might yet do it — I wish each of you peace, health, and love. Write on!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Amen! Thank you so much, Rob 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

    2. Thank you Rob. Feel the same way and am grateful for the support and camaraderie of this wonderful group ☺️ Be well my friend.

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❤️

  15. peter says:

    Like others, I think -‘the sky is my backyard’ – is a wonderful image – resonates as both hopeful and giving some scale to our fears. Lovely write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Peter 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  16. calmkate says:

    love how you highlight altruism in this darkness … may we all realise the sky is healing and look to having more purpose …

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  17. lynn says:

    Excellent poem to be read aloud, Sanaa 🙂 “What about altrusim?”….a relevant question for our times, we need new perspective!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  18. Ron. says:

    Loved this one, Sanaa. I think we’re on the same wavelength this time around.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  19. Mary Hood says:

    I like
    This black mood,
    this malaise that coats sweetness
    And,
    the sky is my backyard; it lends perspective.
    I have black moods as the days grow shorter. We must have sky!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Precisely! Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  20. Old Egg says:

    What beautiful writing Sanaa, and we can always rely on you to illustrate your words with such excellent illustrations.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

  21. Wolfsrosebud says:

    Question are part of life and so are moods.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely! Thanks for stopping by, Wolfsrosebud 💄❤️

  22. Sometimes it is the black mood shrouding us that makes us come up for air and appreciate what we have. I find nature holds many answers for us. Your poem was exquisite Sanaa 💕☺️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christine 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  23. I really love the word “nutant” here, Sanaa, such a powerful description of the drooping bloom unable to see the sky. Gorgeous imagery and I love the message about the power of perspective. And your soundcloud recording is beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Victoria 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  24. Kerfe says:

    It expands our horizons.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  25. Dale says:

    Oh, I like this so much, Sanaa! Exquisitely done. And you have a lovely voice.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Dale 😀 so glad you liked it! 💄❤️

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