Thursday, September 25, 2014

Light From Where?


(evening sky looking southeast from our porch)

Jamie's prompt for Poetry Thursday is to ask yourself a question using Who, What, When, Where, Why, How or use all six.  Stephen and I were sitting at the picnic table on the porch looking at the sky this evening and began to wonder, as we have in the past, why the sky looks so bright in the east at sundown.

I had just been telling him about Jamie's prompt, and that I wasn't sure what to do. So he said, "Well, there's your question."  We talked about it more and he and I collaborated to write the following poem.


If the sun sets in the west 

why is the sky in the east 

brighter than the sky above us?


Is it because the sun rays

bounce off the earth and 

fade as they travel skyward?


Is there a light coming 

from below or is there 

something above shading it?


Whatever the cause be it

direct light or reflection

the effect is beautiful


With blue skies above

pink shadowy clouds 

dark outlines below


We pause to reflect

gazing in wonder at

the handiwork of God.


Now it's your turn. Come join us and make a poem of your own. Check out all the details and read Jamie's poem HERE.

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