Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Poetry Tuesday: "Looking at the Sky" by Anne Porter



Looking at the Sky

I never will have time
I never will have time enough
To say
How beautiful it is
The way the moon
Floats in the air
As easily
And lightly as a bird
Although she is a world
Made all of stone.

I never will have time enough
To praise
The way the stars
Hang glittering in the dark
Of steepest heaven
Their dewy sparks
Their brimming drops of light
So fresh so clear
That when you look at them
It quenches thirst.

--Anne Porter

16 comments:

Elizabeth Grimes said...

How pretty! I'm going to read this again at night. :)

Madi and Mom said...

I agree with Elizabeth, I'll need to read it again while moon gazing.
simply lovely and hi to my buds
Mabel and Zelda.
Madi and Mom

Anne Gallagher said...

I've always loved the moon.

Kittie Howard said...

I copied this beautiful poem for a moon-lit reading.

McGuffy Ann said...

I've got to publish more poetry!!

Out on the prairie said...

That moon and sky have always intrigued me.

ds said...

Oh, wonderful. Thank you for sharing this.

Old Kitty said...

It's good to make time to just watch the moon and stars float by!

Take care
x

jenny_o said...

The moon was beautiful here last week - it hung full and orange on the horizon at dusk. Gorgeous!

Ms. A said...

I enjoy moon gazing and wish my camera was better able to capture some of the beauty.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nothing like getting lost looking at the night sky.

Daisy said...

That was a lovely poem, Betty. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Some summer nights my daughter and I float in the swimming pool and watch the stars. We can do it for hours.

LittleSilkDress said...

Of all the poems you have posted, this is my favorite. I have come back and re-read it several times today.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Such a beautiful poem and it totally transported me. A crystal clear night, a full moon and the stars twinkling in the inky blackness.
Sigh!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Alison said...

I love this poem! I have always wished I had the words to express the beauty of a clear night sky. I'm glad I went back and read this post...I'm behind on my blog reading.

btw, I am Formerly Known As Flartus. ;)