Sunday, May 29, 2011

sky-scrappers

Picture Credit: Scott Wyden














I hang from the sky
invisible to all
holding a manifest
from out there
may you all see light
(I know I can't)
in the smoky morning
sun hides as usual
within the folds of the clouds

"let us flock together, let us all fall,
let us measure the depth of miserable darkness"

29 comments:

dustus said...

Brilliant. A hanging sun and the aspect of invisibility lends a dark contrast, a modern desolation, to the light described.

Brian Miller said...

wow...love you closing lines...measure it we will...manifest...nice...

jaywalkingthemoon said...

your last line made me shiver a bit...let us all fall...but measure yes - i get this..

ayala said...

Nice..I like the hanging sun...and closing lines.

jaerose said...

Hanging on the sky or in the sky..whichever..you give us a beautiful, thoughtful view..Jae

Old Altonian said...

The cavernous gloom of a high-rising city. I hate skyscrapers too.

Butterflies of time said...

Love the imagery of the hanging sun. Let us all fall... is an astonishing beauty of a line.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Another lovely vignette inspired by the photo. I like the contrast between imperfect vision and reality.

Laurie Kolp said...

A beautiful picture and poem! Hope you don't mind I added your blog to my blog roll...

kez said...

like your poem very much thank you for sharing

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

hi again - ;-) lovely

Geraldine said...

Your play on the spelling of skyscraper is interesting Gautami. This is rather difficult to read, very sad.

Patricia said...

the hanging sun invisible, yet hoping we all see the light... even as we might together fall and measure the depths of darknesss...
amazingly eery in the contrast of thoughts.

wolfsrosebud said...

A lot of depth in a few short lines. Nice point-of-view.

brenda w said...

Gorgeous and lush... the quote is exquisite.

Victoria said...

Your imagery made me feel like I was there. And made me grateful I don't live in a large city.

Helena said...

Love this!
"let us flock together, let us all fall,
let us measure the depth of miserable darkness"

I'm so glad I live in a small town...

Jerry said...

It made me wonder if I was holding a manifest. Very probing poem from my angle. Very good. Read it a few times.

Celestial Dreamz said...

loved it ... beautiful write.

Fiducia said...

A hanging sun...good concept to blend with manifest...skyscrapers?? brilliant!!
Closing lines for 'flock' were perfect!

saif afridi said...

love the sky scrapper pic.
very nice

Dee Martin said...

sad isn't it? to have sun but not be able to see it clearly. I like what someone said about modern desolation. it fits with the image and your beautiful poem.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Very lovely images.

Renee said...

This is my first time visiting your site. Beautiful imagery here. I will return to see more of what you have.

sandra said...

different original view!

Sean Vessey said...

Came across to me as both a end and a beginning ...

Keda said...

Sucha lovely piece.

teric said...

Such an interesting and beautiful concept.

Shail said...

The freshness of your written word always takes my breath away