The writing in the sky


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Frail arms stretched
Seven in all
The youngest points to a floating cloud
Twins below point to the busy river
-Her brown hips sway some more
Three stoics hold their leafy breaths; there is life
in the smooth white shells
within grassy nests
The lowest one mourns its leaves
chewed by giraffes on their way
Who sees their aches?
It is hard to stay
Impossible to move away

©Reena Prasad July 2nd 2013

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5 thoughts on “The writing in the sky

  1. The picture reminded me of this:

    Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
    That we may record our emptiness.

    ~ Khalil Gibran

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