30 Days Hath September 2016 | Day 16 | Sky Song by Anna Elkins

September 16, 2016

BEI 30 Days Proposed Graphic

Sky Song


Hear the sound of the age changing—

it is the refrain of yes

shaping new constellations

from the old stories

scrolling through our days.


Hear the galaxy hum of love—

the quantum is of the unseen

singing our names (when we

only know to say them) and scheming

sweet rhymes in the forth dimension.


Let’s get invisible.

Let’s kiss elisions.

Let’s get spirit naked

and play in the river of give

and good and mmmm.


Let’s dabble in destiny

and possibility

until we turn into songsters

who heal the holes

in skies and hearts.


Let’s hum in the night.

Let’s ring in the day.

Let’s write a new chorus

across the sky with contrails

of stubborn joy.


Let’s sing it even when it hurts—

even when the blood runs,

even when the fire burns,

even when.



—Anna Elkins


Anna Elkins is a traveling poet and painter. She has written, painted, and taught on six continents—publishing books and exhibiting paintings along the way. She has won a few things (including a Fulbright Fellowship in poetry) and has lost many, many more. Anna resides in the mythical State of Jefferson with her easel and writing desk. annaelkins.com



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