Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

If I Had a Canvas As Big As the Sky

If I had a canvas as big as the sky

I'd paint the cloud shadows as they slide slowly by

or a cool alpine vista broken only by trees

and the reflections of mountains where their feet touch the sea

If I had a canvas as big as the sky.

The glory of the sun as it bursts from the earth

And fierce summer storms behind the peace of a church

or white cloud streaks trailing 'cross a background of blue

The turn of leaves as the wind passes through.

If I had a canvas as big as the sky.

When we were in Alaska, the phrase "If I had a canvas as big as the sky" streaked through my mind along with some other thoughts I wasn't quick enough to catch--I'm sure they were brilliant! I wrote it down and waited for a chance to use it. I took all the pictures and super-enhanced them. The one of the church steeple isn't very good because it was taken with my phone's camera, but the clouds and sky were so awesome I couldn't pass up the photo op!


Anonymous said...

Love it! Did you write that? Your pics are wonderful.
Love ya P

Keetha Broyles said...

Did you write the poem?

It is wonderful and the photos to go with it are stunning.

Shasta said...

Gorgeous! I could so picture myself in several of those pictures!

One Last Thought.......

Pleasant words are a honeycomb;
sweet to the soul and healing to the body.
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