Thursday, September 4, 2008

Throw Me Into The Fire

Thunderheads build behind the Santa Rita Mountains
Click to enlarge for a better view


Throw me into the fire
of a boiling monsoon sky,
where thunderheads build
behind dry mountain peaks
to pour down rain
on my parched soul,
throw me into the fire
of that boiling, roiling sky,
where I can feel my heartbeat,
where I can feel my soul stir,
where I can learn to fly--
let it burn away the excess
of a sedentary life
and fill me to overflowing
with passion and desire,
so throw me into the fire
of this consuming sky.

~kathiesbirds (September 4, 2008)



One Single Impression: Spectacle




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Photographer's Note: Photo by Kathiesbirds with the Nikon D80 2008/08/15 19:11:27.9; Lens: VR 70-300mm; F/4.5-5.6 G Focal Length: 170mm; 1/125 sec - F/5

24 comments:

  1. A truly beautiful sky. I am very impressed with this poem. Love it.

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  2. Poem and picture go so well together. I didn't think "cauldron" until I began reading and then immediately knew it was the right description.

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  3. Amazing photo and amazing words~ both beautiful!

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  4. Oh, Kathie! I love it! Photo and poetry are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. thats fire in the sky for sure

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  6. Wow Kathie, very inspired poem to go with the dramatic sky, excellent combo today, Makes me want to jump in there and get me some of that:)

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  7. ..a very soulful poem..many thanks..

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  8. What a dramatic and beautiful picture! I love the colors in this, and it all looks so powerfrul. EXCELLENT photo!

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  9. Katie, is that natural color? It really stunning, and larger than life. I can see why you wrote such an inspired poem.

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  10. that's an awesome picture of the sky! the fiery effect is wonderful.

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  11. great poem to go with that incredible photo!

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  12. Hello everyone. Thank you for your many kind comments. I did write the poem to go with the photo and those are the natural colors. I did not enhance it in anyway. I was sitting outside one evening as the sun was setting and these clouds just built and built behind the Santa Rita Mountains, so I grabbed my camera and started shooting. While these are the real colors there is no way I can portray how huge this pile of clouds was. I zoomed in as far as possible for this photo but I took many others that may show up here one of these days! Some of them have the roofline of houses in them and they give some idea of the size.

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  13. I am loving all the red skies I am seeing this week they are just beautiful!

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  14. What Passion!! Read it over and over. I particularly liked -

    . . . let it burn away the excess
    of a sedentary life . . .

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  15. Great capture~your beautiful sky looks as if its on fire! Beautiful poem complimenting your capture perfectly!
    Happy sky~watching!
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
    Cat

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  16. so throw me into the fire/of this consuming sky.

    great closing image and intensity.

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  17. That picture looks like an abstract painting!

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  18. The photo is amazing - the words even better. Thank you so much for sharing.

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