Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The news is looking up


All I did was walk
to the end of the driveway
to get the newspapers
(you find the news
by looking down) when
I chanced to glance
upward to see ribs
of purple blue punctuated
by white, and could read
another newspaper,
with all the news
that is fit.

This poem is submitted for The High Calling’s November photoplay and poetry, with the prompt of taking a photo and writing a poem by lying on your back and looking up. To see more poems submitted, visit the poetry wall at the T.S. Poetry Press Facebook page.

This poem is also submitted for dVerse Poets’ Open Link Night. To see more poems submitted, please visit dVerse Poets. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time today.

Photograph: Cloudy sky at sunrise, by the poet. Yes, the grass was cold and wet.

23 comments:

Brandee Shafer said...

Ribs of purple blue: lovely!

S. Etole said...

It's definitely good news looking up!

Maureen said...

Cute play on The New York TImes's tagline.

nance marie said...

that is fit
to be tied
like ribbons
in the sky
written
and signed
with the wind

insanebloom said...

a beauty this is!!!

signed...bkm said...

Beautiful Glynn...you can feel the calm in your words....bkm

wolfsrosebud said...

love those moments... sometimes we need to look for them in our busy day

Pat Hatt said...

Just stopping and looking a little can show us such great moments, nice capture.

hedgewitch said...

Really do look like ribs, those clouds--pictures are a great unlocker of words.

Heaven said...

The headlines and bold titles can tell us all we need to know. thanks for sharing the pic as well (even though the grass was cold and wet ~)

monicasharman said...

Wow, someone who still reads a stain-the-hands-with-ink paper!

Brian Miller said...

you know, looking up is a great thing...the world is so much bigger than what is deemed news as well...

Linda said...

I miss so much when I walk looking down at my feet!
A lovely photo with an equally lovely poem Glynn.

Laurie Kolp said...

I love the comparison of looking down at the newspaper (which is so negative) and looking up to the heavens for the positive!

ayala said...

I love this, Glynn.

Jeff said...

Comes a perceptive observer encounters a random moment . . . Voila!

It's a lovely paradox . . . something from above prodding while you were looking down.

I like your poems.

Cheers!

Doug Spurling said...

Yes Glynn, I like this. And where does our help come from but by looking up.

Shashi said...

Hi Glynn

A very interesting verse... out there the universe is what makes us all what we are ... just a speck of dirt, that no news paper can and will write about ...

Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/11/whispers-where-you-will-go.html

kez said...

all is right with your world ...sounds kind of cool to me ...thanks for sharing x

Beachanny said...

It's as though you writ it large across the sky for all to see!

Sandra Heska King said...

The chest of God...good news, fit news indeed! Beautiful photo. Soft ribs. Love.

Cindee Snider Re said...

Love your closing lines: "another newspaper,/with all the news/that is fit." It's enough, isn't it? God's take on the world. His word about His people, His world. It is indeed "all the news that is fit."

caryjo said...

Lovely... on all sides.