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Our Sky

08.03.10 Posted in today's words by

You have enjoyed reading the poetry of Robert CJ Graves as much as I have enjoyed publishing it. His most recent poem here was New Song. Robert spoke about his writing on 15 Minutes of Poetry, listen again or listen for the first time and let this writer inspire you!

Our Sky
By Robert CJ Graves

was turquoise sheets stained
beneath quilted vows–
darkling, violet storm.

Remember, there, the foothills
cast our wedding rings in the flames,
feral in the cunning rain.
While our heart glowed, the water
gurgled into the sylvan hills.

We wet our lips with desperate
tongues of sacred candles,
only to burn mundane fingers
in quotidian wax.

Soon the hills fell dark under uxorial clouds.
The sieving foundation shifted and cracked,
until an underground river ran right through,

and into the sky we parted.

3 Responses to “Our Sky”

  1. Nice, leaves room for thought.

  2. bobbie troy says:

    Wow, Robert, what great imagery!

  3. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    You’re a genius!

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