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Who Paints The Sky?

Who Paints The Sky?

Who Paints The Sky?

Who has the job of painting the sky,
Who owns the ladders to reach up so high,
Who knows which colourful palletes delight,
Perpetual artwork designed to excite!

A fracture appears at the breaking of dawn,
A slither of pink cracks; the new day is born.
A blank canvas waits for the master’s sleight hand,
He lovingly tends all the colours he’s planned.

He flexes his brush, flooding bristles with paint,
Strokes the scene boldly, first, fading to feint,
Swirling his wand, with a swish & a curl,
The magical scene quickly starts to unfurl.

Yielding his baton, he conjures grand spells,
His masterpiece grows, as his talent excels.
Prolific, pearl pastels, harmonious hues,
Oranges, yellows, pinks, reds, greys and blues.

Sheer shades wash over the splash and the flow,
Sweeping through frescos, smudging the glow,
Mixing and fixing the pigments so fast,
As we stand in his dreamscape, in awe and aghast!

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14th February 2019

I’m an avid skywatcher, probably why my head is often in the clouds, & not reality! So, my inspiration for this was only a tilt of the head away. However, I started it back in February, & had forgotten to finish it off.
My Dad was a painter & decorator, by trade, and May 1st would’ve been his birthday, so this is my little tribute to him..still painting the skies, beautiful job Dad! ❤️

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16 thoughts on “Who Paints The Sky?”

  1. Peter's pondering says:

    I’ve reblogged this over at Peter’s pondering and said:
    Over at Gloria Smud, Debbie’s Dad has been busy, as usual, helping to paint some really glorious skies. Pop over and hear all about it. You will not be disappointed.

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Peter! I really do appreciate your very kind support! ☺️

  2. G.Edward Smith says:

    ‘A fracture appears at the breaking of dawn’ such a great line. Going to reblog this one!

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you so much, Edward, I really do appreciate your very kind comments & support ☺️

  3. Chatter Master says:

    This is a stunning post. Your words do the brilliant Painter(s) great justice.

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      You are very kind, Colleen, thank you very much indeed. I’m glad I went back to finish it ☺️

  4. Sue W says:

    This is so lovely Debbie. I love your photos too. 😀

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you so much, Sue, I do love a good sky, & at least we’re lucky to get plenty of those in this country, especially with our changeable weather! 😂

      1. Sue W says:

        Very true Debbie!

  5. Invisibly Me says:

    Such a sweet tribute to your dad 🌷
    This is incredibly beautiful.xx

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you so much, Caz. It’s strange, the day after he passed away, which will be 7 years, this year, there was a glorious sunrise. I always think of him when there’s a multicoloured sunrise or sunset, so it’s high time I wrote a tribute to him. ☺️ xx

  6. mabelfrancis says:

    Wonderful tribute to your dad, Debbie ❤️
    I too love watching the sky and imagine shapes out of clouds 😁

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you very much, Mabel, I think he’d approve..he loved colours & music, funnily enough, I don’t know if he liked poetry! The sky is fascinating, isn’t it..it distracts me all the time! 😄😍

  7. mabelfrancis says:

    He for sure would approve your ability to paint through words 🌈

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