Skywatch Friday: Free of Expectations

Where to, the birds
And where now, the squirrels?

Where, too, the dogs and feral cats

To prowl around the trees now.

No leaves--Where have they gone?--

To interfere with the embrace of sun and limb--

But where is the sun?

The tree lives in silence and soft light

And stillness,

Free of expectations.

Stand still, too. Stand still in the peace.

Like the tree, you are free

And you stay.

Skywatch Friday

Comments

  1. Hi Sandy! I love your poem and picture. You always come up with something very original for Sky Watch.

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  2. That is a very nice poem and i love the colors of the sky thru the trees

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  3. Very pretty - both the picture and the words.

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  4. When the leaves are all gone, it gives us opportunities to see the tree under other beautiful circumstances. Nice photo! Come and see mine.

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  5. What a beautiful scene :)

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  6. That is so beautiful and peaceful

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  7. Lovely.
    Both. The photo and the poem.
    Wishing you a nice weekend! :)

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  8. a beautiful metaphor for this Advent...

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  9. I like the vertical lines of the trees, and the contrast between the sunlight at the top and the shadow at the bottom of the picture.

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  10. Beautiful!
    The photo and the poem!
    Wishing you a nice weekend! :)

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  11. Sandy, you are so gifted and so blessed with the ability to enthrall us.

    I'm in Singapore at the moment on a very quick visit - but I'm still posting on my blog!

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  12. Sun--
    dear blanket of
    the tree,
    Come, bring
    your warmth
    and cover me!

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  13. Beautiful skywatch shot....and the poem is Awesome! Love it!

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  14. Anonymous7:00 AM

    very beautiful scene, very beautiful shot. well done

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  15. NIce post. I love looking thru the woods to the sky! My mama thinks a lot of you. See ya

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  16. Sandy, is that your own poem? It's lovely!

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  17. The birds and squirrels and feral cats are here, in my backyard in Little Rock. But the dogs and the leaves and the sun are nowhere to be seen.

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  18. Mary,
    Thanks for the nice words, and thanks for asking. The poem's my own.
    +

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  19. I like the golden glow, very nice.

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  20. Beautiful poem and picture!

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  21. VERY pretty. The poem is perfect with it, especially since it is yours.

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  22. what an amazing photo! and its poem just fits it!

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  23. Lovely poem and photo.
    Beautiful:)

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  24. Hi Sandy,
    Beautiful photo and lovely words.

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  25. skywatch friday!! thanks for this little find! wishing there were as many illustration prompts as their are photo prompts!

    ascenderrisesabove.com/wordpress

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