Poetry Sunday-Fire In The Sky




Fire in the Sky



Darkness descends

on the glowing embers of the day,

all color fades to black.

The silence sparkles under moonlight,

as an obsidian horizon spins toward the new dawn-

Fire in the Sky.



 © Donna Donabella 2011



This poem was also written in late fall 2011.  As the seasons change, I observe the subtle and not so subtle shifts in nature.  Winter has some of the most stunning and colorful sunsets and sunrises.  The pictures here are of the sunset seen from my garden as autumn shifted to winter.



I am joining in with Poets United and Gillena@Verses for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

sunset collage

I am also linking in with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.


 I will be away from my blog for a while taking a break.  So I will not be posting poetry again until mid-March.  I’ll see you then.




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

fire in 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.

70 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Fire In The Sky”

  1. There is an electricity in this – i hope a darkness that is alive and not oppressive – a fire in the belly as well as in the sky. Enjoy your blog break. Will miss your poems but look forward to your return

  2. The silence sparkles under moonlight,
    as an obsidian horizon spins toward the new dawn-

    Such an electrifying image 🙂
    Beautifully executed.

    Lots of love,

  3. luv the subtleties of nature you shared with us. I live in the tropics, no winters, falls etc. Just wet and dry season. An online friend shared some winter sunsets, and i remember remarking i never would have thought there was so much colour in a winter sky.

    luv your mosiac image; quite unusual

    Inviting you to share sometimes on a Monday at Monday WRites over at my blog verses

  4. I don’t know if I do prefer the shades I watch in the sky early in the morning or late in the day, before than darkness arrives … anyway, the sky never fails to wonder me, to amaze me !
    Have a blessed remainder of your Sunday and new week ahead,
    my dearest Donna, sending so much dear love to you

  5. I look forward to your photo(s) and poem every Sunday. You always manage to capture nature so beautifully.
    This time it is sunset…eventually all colors…..fading….to….black! Lovely.

  6. How beautiful. I love to look at sunrise, sunset but I don’t think I’ve ever written about it. Glad you did, and that you combine your photography with poetry – a perfect combination.

  7. Beautiful …I had to look up “obsidian” and it made a lot of sense,
    I’ll miss ’till mid-March, but, there will be a “presence in your absence”. 🙂

  8. the sky is a palette of beauty. differing colors and shapes and formations. it’s very entertaining to watch on a warm afternoon. thanks for this.

  9. I especially like the phrase “obsidian horizon”…you have given me a new word to play with

  10. I am always awakened by the beauty of the soul of Nature in your photos and poetry Donna…hope you have a nice break…we will definitely miss you…

  11. Before photography I’m sure we saw skies like this, Donna, but somehow our cameras seem to make it all so much more real nowadays. How is that possible? Maybe because it’s always within reach?! Thanks for the reminder.

  12. I hope it’s a wonderful blog break, Donna;
    good for you for taking good care of getting your own tank filled.
    You pour out so much for the rest of us.
    Thanks for all that you share and are.
    May this be a yummy, nourishing time.
    Big love and joy to you,

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