Poetry Sunday: Kiss the Sky

Kiss the Sky


Undulating waves at the end of the day

Bid farewell to the sun’s last rays.



And shimmer against the gathering clouds

As they raise their voices on chords aloud.



With the moon’s rise illuminating their path

Their throngs kiss the sky as they roll on past.



I wish them well as they travel along

And hold in my heart the last strains of their song.



©Donna Donabella 2018


In late November, while walking at dusk with the moon rising, my husband and I witnessed thousands of geese migrating over us….we lost count at 30 groups, moving higher and higher as they sang their glorious song of farewell.  This poem was created on that walk.  I will be taking a hiatus from blogging for a few weeks to devote time to enjoying the season without the rush.  I’ll see you after the New Year.

I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.

I leave you with a few additional words about the Kiss the Sky.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

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44 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: Kiss the Sky”

  1. This is breathtakingly beautiful, Donna 🙂 especially love the image; “With the moon’s rise illuminating their path/Their throngs kiss the sky as they roll on past.”

  2. This captures that emotion that pops up at the ends of some songs and holiday shows, the wistful & elegiac & restful all at once. 🙂

  3. Wonderful song to the skies… some moments can be just like this and we should be there with time on our side.

    1. Yes Bjorn that is what we miss when we are too busy with life…..we miss life or the most memorable important aspects of it. It is why we love to walk in the evening.

  4. I love how well you weaved the lingering feeling into the poem, how I feel the invitation to delight in the goodness of the song… until it comes back again. Yum!

  5. I love this poem written about your observation. Yes, I wish them a safe journey as well.

    Enjoy your time away! We will be closing PU for a few weeks at the holiday time as well. We all need to take a break, I think, and to spend time enjoying the season in our midst. See you in the new year.

  6. Love it! Rhyming – done well – is WONDER-FULL. And you’ve done a splendiferous job of that in this mesmeric piece – upon which you have laid beautiful, inspiriting lines. A lovely poetic adieu to 2018. See you in the New Year, Donna.

  7. This is beautiful you didnt offer us their formation but the distraction of their song. I can picture myself in your scene lifting my head towards their song and too wishing them well

    Thanks for dropping by my sumie Sundsy


  8. i have been enjoying rhymes lately, and your poem is a joy to read, and with such a positive message. Just loved this ode to the geese. I wish them a safe journey too.

  9. What a delightful poem. There is something quite mesmerizing seeing flocks of birds flying in formation high in the sky isn’t there?

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