Under the Sky

Mar 08, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Under the sky I see

clouds floating past

me like angels.  If

I am still and quiet,

I hear wind rushing

past me.  When I

look up at the sky, it

is usually because

I need to get my mind

off of something.

Sometimes I imagine

the clouds are dogs,

cats, or other  things.

If it’s nighttime I look

at the stars and make

up constellations. It’s

pitch black and the

white stars shine like

diamonds and my

favorite thing to do

under the sky is to

watch the stars

float right by me.


This poem is sponsored by A Poem A Day: Writers in the Schools (WITS) Celebrates Kids–in their own Words.

By the way, if you know any 11th or 12th graders who might be interested in competing in a poetry contest, Princeton is holding its annual Leonard Milberg ‘53 Secondary School Poetry Prize or Washington University in St. Louis is sponsoring the Howard Nemerov Creative Writing Awards

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11 Responses to “Under the Sky”

  1. Lance says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Wonderful poem, thank you for sharing it! And the picture of the sky – with all those colors – awesome. Just like you! And thanks for the mention, I appreciate it very much.

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  2. LisaNewton says:

    @ Lance You’re welcome, and now I’m blushing……………….:)


  3. Diane C. says:

    Awesome photo and poetry! It is amazing how when things start to feel overwhelming, just looking at the sky can have an immediate calming effect.

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  4. Robin Reagler says:

    Thanks for sharing the WITS poem. I like your blog! Wishing you a beautiful day, Robin

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  5. LisaNewton says:

    @ Diane C. Thank you. One thing I’ve noticed about the sky is that it’s so dark in the country. Because I’ve lived most of my life in a major city, I’ve gotten used to light black skies seen here. However, when I visit my sister, who lives in the countryside of Ohio, the sky turns very black. All the stars are visible. It’s a different sky, but one no less calming.

    @ Robin I love the poems on your site, and the idea that they’re written by school children is even better. Thank you for publishing them.


  6. Barb Hartsook says:

    Yes, night skies in Ohio are very black. Except when there’s snow on the ground and its white reflects up into all eternity. Gorgeous. Or when we get a full moon on a clear night. And the stars stud the heavens. Peaceful? Yes indeedy… It’s home, comfort, and beauty to me. :)

    Think I’ll go visit the WITS site — sounds wonderful.

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  7. Barb Hartsook says:

    Please note that the “last blog post” by me was quite a while ago. Working with Feedburner to make that right. Sorry…

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  8. LisaNewton says:

    @ Barb I grew up in Ohio, so every time I visit, it brings back memories, although I do now enjoy the idea of not shoveling snow……………:)


  9. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Beautiful sky to go with that lilting poem. :) I haven’t written a poem in ages.

    Lisa’s Chaos’s last blog post..Starfish Macro Monday


  10. LisaNewton says:

    @ Lisa I love the WITS site for poems. They are doing great work in the public schools.


  11. Maplin says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work.


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