Underneath the blue sky


 Underneath the blue sky

I lift my face, watching the clouds roll by

smiling, raising my arms high

The sun shining on my face

lieing on the grass, my personal time and space

content, sublime, no other place

Cool breeze carassing my skin

gently my soul do mend

lifting away my worries, happy again.


5 thoughts on “Underneath the blue sky

  1. Bob

    Suicide’s Note by Langston Hughes

    “The calm,
    Cool face of the river
    Asked me for a kiss.”

    Short & to the point. Simple & beautiful.

  2. Laotian Teacher

    Bob, are you sure you are not a teacher? It is refreshing to find others who appreciates poems and stories!

    Dream Deferred is also another of my favorite by Hughes. I love the fact that he can get his point across with simple short lines!

  3. Bob

    We are all teachers by nature. Some like to be heard, others simply are content to just observe in tranquility.

    And in response to your “Dream Deferred” by Hughes.

    “Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
    Old Time is still a-flying:
    And this same flower that smiles to-day,
    To-morrow will be dying.”

  4. Laotian Teacher

    Bob, you are right we are teachers by nature. I have learned a great deal from my observation of those around me.

    I have used that poem, To the virgins, to make much of time by Robert Herrick when I taught English. The kids get a kick out of it once they understand it especially the boys. I had the students connect it to modern day relationship and dating. We discussed methods or lines teenage boys used on girls to persuade them to give in to sin. The kids always leave the class arguing who is the victim or the foolish one. Of course the boys leave strutting like peacocks, laughing that the girls fall for their “game”.

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