shadow sky

(a shadorma)


fog me in
with sky and silence;
cold wet clouds,
amber rain.
these little cat feet know things.
are you listening?



Amaya at dVerse has offered us a form I love, the Shadorma.
My fifth line refers to a poem by Carl Sandburg


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16 Responses to shadow sky

  1. gaby says:

    “amber rain” … gorgeous

  2. Candy says:

    Oh, yes! We’re both whispering to the fog today! I love how you put words together – and your reference to Carl Sandburg

  3. qbit says:

    Beautiful, quiet, Sandburg cat fog!

  4. grapeling says:

    yes, we’re listening ~

  5. erbiage says:

    Mm, delicious. There is so much going on, so muc to learn and listen to. Thanks for the reminder.

    Sent from my iPad

  6. Kathy Reed says:

    I like the cat feet and the feeling of hunkering down in a storm.

  7. kim881 says:

    Ah, fog, amber rain and little cat feet! You know how to make me sit up and listen, De!

  8. This is beautiful, De. So delicate and yet suggesting a grandiose power. I know the Sandburg poem and remember a choral version I sang once as a child, ending with a redemptive declaration, “And then…moves…On!”

  9. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Oh, I love this. You always take me somewhere unexpected.

  10. The cat feet… love that reminds me of the small hands of cummings

  11. I am surrounded by fog a great deal lately. Beautiful poem, De.

  12. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like idea of fog seeming like a prison. It does short of block the vision and perhaps emotions.

  13. merrildsmith says:

    This is a delight–love the way you worked in the reference to the fog coming in on little cat feet. 🙂

  14. I like the reference to “little cat feet.” I have a Tshirt with that poem on it for San Francisco.

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