Pictures of Grey

Posted: June 19, 2015 in nature poems

Today Fireblossom wants us to write a poem with a title “Pictures of _____” at http://withrealtoads.

Beyond this mist
the valley is still talking.

Its voice is a river
breaking over rocks.

Its voice is a blackbird
whose song can’t be smothered.

Its voice is the leaves
that rustle in a breath.

Its voice is the sheep
crying on a hill.

Its voice is the traffic
surfing down a lane.

Its voice is the sun
haunting the edges of the mist.

  1. thotpurge says:

    Enjoyed this.. like the idea of the valley talking beyond the mist.

  2. Mama Zen says:

    I love the hypnotic feel of this. The repetition works really well.

  3. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I admire the minimalist style, and evocative images of grey as a voice echoing over the landscape.

  4. I can picture this landscape. Your words make it come alive.

  5. Helen says:

    Down in the valley ~ beautiful indeed. Sigh …

  6. Sherry Marr says:

    I adore this poem of all the voices of the valley. Loved it!!!!!!

  7. Sage says:

    I love this! Especially the first three couplets.

  8. This is just lovely. I esp love the beginning and the end lines.

  9. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Lovely images.. felt the passionate flow through the verse.. excellent write 🙂

  10. coalblack says:

    Who knew gray had a voice? You did, clearly!

  11. Grey travels everywhere…I love your creative capture of its journey.

  12. C.C. says:

    The voice you give to the valley is gorgeous….I can hear it so tangibly through your descriptions and it’s lovely and lyrical.

  13. One of my new favorite colors. It is considered a neutral – but certainly not in this beautiful poem of yours. Well done.

  14. M says:

    powerful incantation ~

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