color study – sky

let this be be the color of the sky –

shades of rain and chicory
and cloud shadow slants
on broken-stalked plain
weathered white porch eaves
where the speckle-winged moths
flit on evening’s brim
with the last long curls
of the iris slowly fading
from its porcelain vase

© Sarah Whiteley

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9 thoughts on “color study – sky

  1. the color of the sky here this morning, after the storm, was lavender… and then bright blue. the color of the sky yesterday morning was orange. weird.

    love those last two lines, very descriptive.

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