Wednesday, July 10, 2013

568 : Rhapsody, in Sky Blue

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads has the prompt 'Rhapsody'.

Rhapsody, in Sky Blue.

It is a lovely day!
The sky is clear and blue.
Past the solstice;
It is cold,
Frosty and, in its own way,
The essence of mid-winter.

The trees have lost or
Are belatedly,
Losing their chequered garb.
And the first bulbs bravely push 
Through the cold soil
Into the pallid sun.
The cherry trees 
Are in blossom.

It is lovely to be out,
To be walking without care,
To watch others, with dogs,
Or strollers or wired for sound
As they, as if unaware of the 
Beauty around them, walk 
Through the midst of,
Through the mist of,
The mid-winter day,

They are missing so much.
And yet, in their own way,
They are happy.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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  1. Through the midst of...
    A beautiful Southern Hemisphere winter's day - the perfect reason to rhapsodize!

  2. This is beautiful! The beauty of birthing spring so superbly written.

  3. Nicely done!! I like the idea of those wired for sound being in another realm. :)

  4. Exalted. Felt it and appreciate it. Good reading today, J.

  5. A stroll.... what a perfect way to introduce a rhapsody of visuals. Nicely done.

  6. I like ht eway you us th emid winter images throughout.

  7. Happy and oblivious, I like ~

  8. Cos, lovely "rhapsody." The midst/mist, a very nice turn of phrase indeed. To wax poetic about something as simple (and as luscious) as a blue-sky day makes for a lovely read, especially aloud.

    Thanks, friend. Amy


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