Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #112:
The Sky's The Limit"  (posted by whimsygizmo)

"Today, I shall paper-airplane-sail you the word sky.
Describe for us a skyline. Build a skyscraper of phrase. Scribe us something sky-blue true. Go skydiving into a rhyme. If you’ve been around dVerse any length of time, you know we love nouns used as verbs. So why not create your own usage? Can you sky a song? What would it mean to be skyshook, or bareskied?"

I sky-skied
to pudgy cloud.
in joy. Upon
arrival, cloud
teddy-beared me
into a hug. We
I cloud-watched
sky as dragons
blew fire,
and elephants
With darkness
shrouding us,
clouds began
to fade, sky
grayed, and I

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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26 Responses to Sky-Skiing

  1. robtkistner says:

    Love the surreal essence of this Sara. Felt like I was day-tripping with Lewis Carroll… 😉 Also, something I need to share with my fellow writers here at dVerse. I so enjoy reading the work that you create and post, and am genuinely honored to be embraced as a part of this community of poets. May we all find healing in these challenging times. And as a post WWII aquarian, proud to have believed, since my college days in the 60’s, that we would some day change the world to be a better place for all… and who still believes that we might yet do it — I wish each of you peace, health, and love. Write on!


    • Lewis Carroll rules in my book, so a special thanks for that. I am honored to be a part of dVerse as well. The creations here are
      truly art. Yeah, I thought we’d change
      the world, but I feel like the spool is unwinding. We can hope, anyway. I wish you dragons and elephants.


  2. Zack and Zelda says:

    Love the dragons and elephants!


  3. Helen Dehner says:

    One of my favorite Sarah poems …..


  4. Laughing here, such a sweet dream – teddy-bears, dragons and elephants included.


  5. Finely Spun says:

    this reminds me of a children’s book read at nighttime. I’m imagining Whinnie the Pooh looking at the clouds. very cozy and relaxed writing


  6. Lucy says:

    This is so creative and evocative. It’s beautiful and sweet to read as well.


  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Love the dream-like quality of this poem, Sara! Beautifully penned 💝💝


  8. lillian says:

    I’m right there in this dream with you! LOVE the idea of skiing skies! 🙂


  9. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, MY.
    I ADORE that “pudgy cloud.” Perfection!


  10. Love what you can see in the clouds.


  11. Dora says:

    Daydreaming with the sky – beautifully expressed 🙂


  12. Grace says:

    I love how you sky skied the clouds. Very creative take, smiles.


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