Monday, August 22, 2016

Cirrus in Cyon

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Cirrus in Cyon

“There are no rules of architecture for a castle
in the clouds.”--Gilbert K. Chesterton.

There is an actual Big Sky in Montana, east of the Rockies,
& when you lie upon your back and study the clouds, the
first thing you notice is the vaporous sculptures--dragons,
eagles, bison, ghost riders, castle towers, herds of elk,
herds of wild horses, & big horn sheep--all cavorting within
cirrus in cyon on high, stratus in cobalt mid-sky, & cumulus
in neon electric low over the horizon.

Angels dwell in sky
panoramas, fueling your

Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub


Arcadia M said...

Wow. This makes me want to leave NJ right now and visit this place. I probably just need a vacation. LOL. Well done.

Toni Spencer said...

Just wonderful, Glenn. Good to have you back! You were missed. The big sky country is amazing and you have brought it to the forefront. Excellent haiku at the end to tie it all together.

Victoria Young said...

You're making me want to go to Montana, Glenn. Really love this line:
-all cavorting within
cirrus in cyon on high, stratus in cobalt mid-sky, & cumulus
in neon electric low over the horizon.

Really well written and inviting haibun!

Sara McNulty said...

Beautiful and descriptive– like a painting.

brudberg said...

Like a postcard is the beauty of the big sky.. So much to admire in those clouds.

Kate Mia said...

God IS A Rorschach test.. noW..
you kNOw and FeeL the wHole
thing noW.. aka allthatis too..
and cLouds and sKy thaT too..
and all aRound tHat ThREE..
but trUly all IS A
Rorschach test..
even words
are metaphor
for essence more..
of course.. wRiTe oN course.. but don't
tale that to chains outside
that never see more
within now more..
of whatever
now oF
and Love
or Fear

Wins FEarless..
iF wE beLieve and maKe iT So..:)

Kim M. Russell said...

Welcome back, Glenn. I've read about Montana and its big skies and you have done them justice with your haibun. I was also reminded of Frank Zappa: 'Moving to Montana soon, gonna be a dental floss tycoon' and I had a picture of a pygmy pony over by the dental floss!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Wow! Your description of the clouds in Montana make me want to go there and see them for myself :D Beautifully penned. said...

Oh this is wonderful! I am right there - lying on my back watching this wondrous sky in what some call God's country!

debi said...

"vaporous sculptures" What a gorgeous piece of writing. Your images show a agile imagination.

Josslyn Rae Turner said...

Beautifully written! My son recently observed that all the formations in the stars and clouds are things that exist on earth. He's only eleven! :)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

This took me back to my childhood ...I still try to figure those images....loved this...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

In words or pictures, that is surely an amazing sky!

Walt Wojtanik said...

Yep, what they all said, Glenn! A descriptive vignette, very inviting.