The SkyLight


A Rainy Afternoon Poem.


I wrote this poem several years ago now. And I had forgotten that I had written it, until I was looking through some scraps of paper the other day. It was written on a rainy afternoon when spending a weekend away at a seaside town. The Hotel had only this room left which was on the Top Floor in the roof space..


The Skylight

The window in the roof is square and very plain

Laying beneath its opening counting rivulets of rain

Now you would think a window skyward cloud is all you’d spy

But laying beneath the Skylight a story to tell have I


Of how the Sun casts her rays cutting sharply through the room

And how the Moon brings her magic, lighting up the gloom

The clouds forever changing creating patterns in the sky

And the never ending Seagulls swiftly swooping by.


The shadows of these birds dance across the floor

As I lay here and ponder, what it must feel like to soar

A seaplane I spied just briefly, was that just yesterday?

A lost balloon blown skyward, to some poor chills dismay


And if I close my eyes, through the window comes the sound

Cry of gulls on roof tops, and traffic from the ground.

Now there’s the noise of a chopper as it flies out over-sea.

I stand up now on tip toe, but alas I cannot see.


Here Am I just looking skyward, with a room without a view

The scenery ever changing writing these words to you.

The Sun reflects the Skylight square upon the bed

I smile at another cloud shape, is that an eagles head?

You may think the skyward view is lacking in its appeal

But heavenly spangled stars are beautiful and real

They twinkle like sequins sewn upon velvet cloth

And when I put the light on, look how I attract the Moths.


So window in the roof, you are far from being plain

Someday I shall revisit and take in your view again.



15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 20:33:52

    It lovely Dreamwalker
    Take care



  2. Sheila
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 20:49:56

    Lovely Dreamwalker simply Lovely xx



  3. ann
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 21:38:16

    That was just lovely . Ann xxx



  4. sue
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 21:48:42




  5. Kingfisher
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 22:06:06

    I was there with that one Dreamwalker thanx for sharing !



  6. Zeynep
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 00:16:32

    I like the poem and its story. It is an interesting window picture of the
    hotel… Hope you are having a good day. Cheers, Zeynep xx



  7. Aussie
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 07:43:42

    A beautiful writing showing that even through limited vision
    our perception of the world is forever changing,I particularly
    like the changing vista showing in one breath the beauty of
    mother nature with the clouds and birds and rain to then show
    the intrusion of your view of beauty with the technology of man
     with the helicopter



  8. Valerie
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 16:08:31

    That was beautiful to read my friend…thank you for sharing it with us all…love Valerie x0x



  9. T
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 17:59:25

    Wow, how beautiful poem!
    Doesn\’t matter if you wrote it many years ago, what I appreciate is, that you published it.
    I would like to have that kind of room.
    Enjoy your day,



  10. H
    Jun 26, 2008 @ 06:38:08

    Hi Dreamwalker .. absolutely awesome, a real gem .. glad you came across it to share with us all. Take care always, love H xo



  11. Zeynep
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 12:38:32

    Hi Dreamwalker!! You don\’t want to have a hot weather like that, lol…
    Thanks about your words for my "excellent" English; I wish, I wish…
    So you love the picture of the water feet. I will leave it to your guess
    book now. Have a great weekend, cheers, Zeynep xx



  12. She Wolf
    Jun 29, 2008 @ 03:17:25

    i really loved that Dreamwalker, i still have a few of your writings to catch up on.
    This was really lovely :O)



  13. Sweet
    Jun 29, 2008 @ 14:56:36

    Nice Peom. Thanks for visiting. Have A Beautiful Day. God Bless You.



  14. ECE
    Jun 29, 2008 @ 16:09:12

    Looking & feeling close against the clouds are romantic,everytime just like yr poem is amazing.thnx dear for sharing yr feelings.Have a nice sunday and take care my lovely friends…ece//



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