Poem: Sky Haven 


When each night a passage of poetry can be written, you stand in the darkness and for a second or two listen.

There are many ways to say what you want. You are waiting for the correct words to form, to blossom as buds do and give birth to splendour.

A whimsical ethereal story, of the magic that cannot be understood by all. The painfully slow process of making words live.

Try as I might, I can’t sleep right now. I came home so worn; but I think I’ve repaired to listen to the dishwasher hum.

And to hear the flame that burns eternal at the plants in the distance; the sound the outside makes, when wind wallops window pane.

If that doesn’t lull you to sleep, the cars racing by will; and the tiny ones stuck in their cribs will not sleep and they can relate.

What it is to be wide awake and not know how to say: I need to be entertained now; you in your own house know how to make time shift.

You know what moments are like as you fall to the dreams; the sandman comes whisking you into a nightmare, behold.

And the moon in the sky, an orb of glass above, paints the starry sky in pinks, greens, yellow, orange, and blue. Light fills the abyss of the night.

Standing below a painting gifted by nature, you stare and you wonder. What words will satisfy to describe a blend of paint on the largest canvas. Can my words do justice to a haven in the sky?


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16 thoughts on “Poem: Sky Haven ”

  1. This is a fantastic manifestation of the definition of creative tension. We want to create, but we can’t. We want not to create and to rest, instead. We can’t. So we’re going to create. What are we going to create? What justified this time and place and vision and sensation? Thanks!

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  2. Hey, again, Mandi, MandiBelle, Mandi Belle, Belle, Amanda, Mandarin (I’ve presumed your name from others’ response–do you have a preference, if any?),

    I’m nominating you for the Liebster Award. I’m going to try to download the rules and such here:

    Okay, well, the rules and questions downloaded fine, though not the icon for the award. But the icon is in my blog at this link:


    At the end of the post is the icon and a (another) concise listing of what’s below, here. If I still haven’t provided everything right, please let me know.

    This is my first nominating of anyone for anything, so I hope this is for something you might like.

    Thank you,


    Below are the rules for the Liebster Award:

    1. Thank the person who nominated and link back to their blog.
    2. Display the Liebster Award on your blog.
    3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
    4. Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
    5. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers for the award by asking them 11 new questions (or having them answer the questions you were asked).
    6. Make sure to let the bloggers know you’ve nominated them!
    7. And don’t forget to copy the rules into your post!

    and the questions to ask—

    1. What got you started with your blog?
    2. Post a link to your favorite blog post you have written and explain why it is your favorite.
    3. What is your favorite color?
    4. Where do you get inspiration to blog?
    5. Where would you like to travel that you haven’t travelled to yet?
    6. What was your favorite book or movie as a child?
    7. What is your favorite season and why?
    8. Any goals for your blog?
    9. Do you have a bucket list? What is number 1?
    10. Favorite thing to blog about?
    11. What’s your dream job?

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    1. Hi Christopher. I did see your blog earlier and did accept the award. Thanks very much. You can call me Mandi or Amanda. I did my post for the award so you can check it out if you like. Happy weekend.


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