Red Sky


Red sky at night shepherd’s delight

Dragons and wolves

Rumours of wings

Dispel the light

Violet and mauve

Dark amethyst

Cold rain shadows

In a sanctuary of darkness


As a drizzle of petals

On opal white apple trees

Kiss the colours of balm

Red sky in the morning shepherd’s warning.

Written for Poetry Jam

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13 Responses to Red Sky

  1. vandana says:

    So many hues of a beautiful sunset 🙂

  2. brian miller says:

    smiles….nice play on that adage….we are getting pounded by rain…what is good for one is not for another you know….the water gives and takes all at once…

  3. Helen says:

    Sunsets like the beauty you have described take my breath away .. your poem did as well.

  4. Rallentanda says:

    A drizzle pf petals on opal white apple trees makes a heart sing.

  5. peggygoetz says:

    Very nice Alan with all the vivid descriptions. Good prompt!! Beautiful photo as well–wondering if you took the picture.

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Interesting… we’ve always referred to them as “sailors” rather than “shepherds”… lovely poem, Alan.

  7. Susan says:

    Playing on the old weather adage is such a neat way to build your strong images! This is a rich piece, Alan.

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    love the beautiful display of colors in your words…very vivid lines…

  9. CC Champagne says:

    I like how you’ve turned the ‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight/red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning’ into two pieces of delicious bread holding the filling consisting of the colours and other descriptions. Very nice idea, and a great write!

  10. Kalpana Solsi says:

    I would love to bathe in your sunset description.

  11. humbird says:

    Love all shades of red in your poem, Alan. ~ Thanks for theme~ Happy May!

  12. Sara v says:

    Wow! Nicely done Alan! Gave me goosebumps.Loved how you tied it all together with folk wisdom, really beautiful imagery 🙂

  13. Loved the jewel-like descriptions of the sunset. Wonderful poem, Alan.

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