Writing-Prompts

Group: Writing Prompts

Writing prompt: Sky

Definition

Noun the plural 'skies'

1. The region of the clouds or the upper air; the upper atmosphere of the earth:
Example: The sky was a beautiful blue without a cloud in sight.

2. The heavens or firmament, appearing as a great arch or vault.
Example: A streak of lightning tore the firmament.

3. The supernal or celestial heaven:
Example: When I was in trouble I looked to the skies for help.

4. the climate: Example: The skies are overcast with a slight chance of showers.


Verb (used with object), skied or skyed, skying.

5. Informal. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
Example: Martin skied the ball above Ted to sink it into the basket.

6. Informal. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.
Example: His s paintings were contemptuously skied high on a wall.


Idioms

7. Out of a clear sky or out of a clear blue sky. without advance notice or warning; abruptly:
Example: He brought her flowers out of a clear blue sky.

8. To the skies, with lavishness or enthusiasm; extravagantly:
Example: The extravagance of the palace was to the skies.

Other idioms and phrases: sky high, pie in the sky, reach for the sky,


Deborah Boydston

12th April 2016


What is it that draws me to the open sky on a clear blue day
As clouds drift slowly far and away
What is it that pulls my eyes upward to twinkling stars at night
And the moonbeams that glow so clear and bright
It’s you that I search for in the heavens above
I’m missing your arms, your eyes and your love
The sky is like an ocean overhead
Drowning my sorrows and filling my head
With daydreams and wishes unfulfilled
The sky is beautiful in so many ways
The colours, the vastness, simple and complex
What we see is what our heart reflects


Cindy Beitinger

13th April 2016


Great imagary Cindy. I thought you poem was written from the heart with much passion and perhaps a slight hint of regret. Imagary was quite effective. Could not see any noticeable typos. Good job al round. Summed up the sky well.


Leslie Blackwell

14th April 2016


My contribution to the Sky writing prompt

Please feel free to read this as either a quriky poem about rainbows or sing along to the tune of FUNICULI FUNICULA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG4SbelgIFk) Pretty sure it fits the music, or at least there abouts with a little imagination.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
RAINBOWS IN THE SKY


The rain has stopped its showering,
And the sun has regained its shine !
Clouds no longer evaporating;
They are dissipating.
Walk the saturated ground
Make a squelching sound
Gaze up at to the sky, and draw a sigh,
and search for rainbows…

Red, blue, pink, gold, rainbows in the sky!
Pots of gold those Leprechauns tend to hide!
The sun shining, planes are gliding,
And the birds are flying high!
Clouds have stopped crying and there’s a Rainbow in the sky!

There are many winged cupids, up above
Armed with magic bows and arrows, they shoot for love
And there are the angels
With harps and halos
If try your hardest, you may spot the Tardis
and search for rainbows…

Red, blue, pink, gold, rainbows in the sky!
Pots of gold, those Leprechauns tend to hide!
The sun shining, planes are gliding,
And the birds are flying high!!
Clouds have stopped a crying and there’s a Rainbow in the sky!


Leslie Blackwell

14th April 2016


Very good Leslie and with music too!


Cindy Beitinger

14th April 2016


Please Login or Signup to continue this discussion.


Next discussion: Writing Prompt: Parade