“A discreet sky” #poem #poetry #verse

A discreet sky 
Begarbed in modest attire 
Cast a lingering eye 
Upon the lowly hamlet tranquil 
That clung to the sweeping bay 
Shelter for to seek 
From the protective wall 
In hues of terracotta 
That graced the lofty cliffs 
As their escarpments 
Into the distant heavens did vanish 
Wreathed in shrouds 
Of mists from another realm 
That regarded with an empathetic mien
The modest dwellings 
Which lined the shore inconsequential 
With a tender gaze benign 
That betrayed a concern fond
For the tranquil innocence defenseless
Of this humble locale
‘Gainst storm and tempest much mismatched
And vowed to forever divert 
All turbulence empyreal malign 
From this placid idyll 
Its beauty serene for to conserve
~ d.a.simpson ~

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25 thoughts on ““A discreet sky” #poem #poetry #verse

  1. Beautiful imagery; well written. Love๐Ÿ’– the lines:
    [‘Gainst storm and tempest much mismatched
    And vowed to forever divert
    All turbulence empyreal malign
    From this placid idyll …]

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  2. Thank you so much dear soul for your kind concern!
    I truly appreciate your thoughtful comments!
    All is well thank you!
    I was furloughed for a while, twice over the last year which led me to be more active on social media. Now that I’m at work again 5 days a week I am probably going to be posting twice a week. At times I have posted twice a day, daily! With work, family, large garden now springing into new life, church commitments, jogging…the list goes on it is easier for me to only visit WordPress twice weekly. Irritatingly it’s not possible to scroll back beyond a day, or even less sometimes, to read the posts of others. This may just be because I mainly use my phone as it’s more convenient. But it means that I miss out too.
    In these Covid days we are inevitably led to be concerned when one of us changes our online pattern. One of the joys of belonging to a social media family. I am heartened by your thoughtfulness. And I wonder how your wife is getting on with her treatments, as well as how you yourself are getting on.
    Much love and hearty blessings to you dear friend

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  3. Thank D.A. and I’m so glad you are well! And being back to work is a good thing. Yes spring is here and we are beginning to come back to life. Some of my family have their vaccines and others will soon!

    My wife is and will be getting treatments for the rest of her life. It keeps her stable. As for me I am getting older and wonder how long I can keep blogging.

    I am writing a novel! Maybe more like a novella. I have started with different ideas a couple of times, but I feel confident this one will be completed. I continue with my hobby of photography and I walk quite a bit still.

    God bless you my friend. I wish you all the best!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    I am glad to hear that a number of you are getting your vaccines soon.

    It’s good to know that your wife’s treatments are keeping her stable. May you both know the Lord’s blessing always in this especially.

    Bravo on the novel/novella project!!! Keep going!!!โœโœโœ

    Photography and walking are true blessings. May you discern the Lord’s blessing in this too.

    As for getting older it brings us one step at a time nearer to Him…

    May God go with you and your loved ones always.

    Thank you again for your kind concern. I am truly heartened and grateful by your generosity.


  5. While I read this piece I found myself pausing at the end of some lines, and ruminating on the thought there. Even after the last line of the poem I felt the words were encouraging me to think deeply, to embrace what the changing skies might be showing us each day. Thank you for sharing this poem. ๐Ÿ’›

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  6. Thank you for penning your thoughtful musings on this poem. Each line is meant to be read as a separate statement as well as a part of the whole. I’m delighted that you read the poem in this way. The composition of the poems always begins on the topic of nature and invariably takes on a more profound meaning by the end of the penning, either on a topical theme or a universal one. I am so grateful to you for reading and for your kind words of encouragement. Very many blessings always ๐Ÿ’›

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