fluffy cumulus clouds drift by
birds soar and drift on drafts up high
all skybound

laden planes lurch up and down
tourist migration brings a frown
from skyhigh

butterflies dance flutter and flit
my heart feels a real high hit
my skysigh

rainbows, fluffy or darkest clouds
our sky has a wide range of shrouds

from above comes sunshine, moon rain
entertainment that keep us sane
bless skyshow

d’Verse, compound word verse, Grace 
5 x 3-line verses, 8-8-3 with compound word from title at the end of each verse


  1. […] I am late for submission to Sadje’s What do you see #104 (I am out of practice and I forget about the time difference) but the photo she chose and the poetry form introduced by Grace at dVerse have been swirling around and around in my head. Grace chose the Compound Word Verse, a challenging poetry form that piqued my interest (which I am late to submit for as well). I first tried to use the root word “pool” for my compound word but when I realized I needed five compound words, I had to switch to something that had more possibilities (I couldn’t make up cool new compound words like Kate did – read her take on it here). […]

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  2. Skyperfect poem, SweetKate! You honor the sky so beautifully! We should be grateful for the sky…and it’s inhabitants…sun, moon, stars clouds, wind, rain, birds, etc! 🙂 I commune with the sky every day. It IS healing and joy-bringing! Love your photos, too! 🙂
    I think people who fully appreciate the sky end up with wings! 😉
    What a great poetry form…and you sailed it…skyhigh! 🙂 (Ha! Get it…”sailed it”! 😉 )
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  3. Oooh! Your compound word verse is enthralling, mesmerizing even. I could see all the variations and the compound words made the vision even better!! You are headed to summer and here we are moving into winter with its endless grey skies. It is a rare day when we get blue and a visible sun… But at least yesterday there was a sunny afternoon 🙂

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  4. “Skyrobes”! I love this one riff on sky “compounding” especially. Every line soars, Kate, as if our feet won’t ever touch the ground again.

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  5. Beautiful Kate, you’ve captured the glorious sky in all its different facets. Captivating

    I like creating my own formats 😁

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