Realms of the Sky

By Alchemist




Evergreen Foliage dances like a dress escorted by nimble legs

Against a Carolina blue sky as shifting sheep roll and float by

Still we know their just wolves in disguise waiting to growl and strike

But that won't be played out on this stage adorned by southern skies

Because the sun punctures their costumes with radiant sepia tones

And this glowing orb then spills orange paint over the summerscape

The clouds now have their silver lining and a tint of cotton candy

Our palettes are tantalized but in the distance there's echo's of grey

That whisper of a blanket shadow that has only been mentioned

Colors are in a cardinal flux to usher in the cloaks carnal force

From the reflection off a shiny source absent the golden torch

As the pendulum swings the paradigms become black and white

Bats stretch their wings and felines mischievously play in the streets

Until the dogs start barking and the roosters awake with their crowing



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Copyright 2012 Alchemist
Published on Saturday, August 4, 2012.     Filed under: "Tribute" and "Poetry"
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  • Hope in despair On Thursday, September 5, 2019, Hope in despair (92)By person wrote:

    Being from the south myself, particularly the Carolinas, I can really appreciate what you're describing here! You have done a beautiful job of capturing that southern ambience. Very unique and wonderful style. Well Done!

  • Nehema On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, Nehema (1302)By person wrote:

    So nice to read a simply lovely poem from time to time. The words you choose make it easy for the visions behind our eyes to match yours. I love my evergreens... - XXOO Scholar

  • Dreaming in Stanzas On Sunday, August 5, 2012, Dreaming in Stanzas (332)By person wrote:

    This painted quite the lovely picture in my mind.

  • ShadowFire On Saturday, August 4, 2012, ShadowFire (196)By person wrote:

    I love the images you create in this. Very well done :) ~S

  • dwells On Saturday, August 4, 2012, dwells (5708)By person wrote:

    Watch out for the pussies playing in the street! Some fine visuals Shawn, thanks.

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