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A Chocolate Sky

Updated on August 11, 2015
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She pulled down bits of leaves

weaving them into clothes

under the walnut tree that had shaded her,

its sap filling her with stories.


She lay in grasses,

feeding veins to grubs beneath a chocolate sky;

each day, the sky migrating to oranges and yellows in its passing.


But when the sky turned red, she hid behind her eyes

turning over thoughts

until they sifted through the air in front of her,

sticking onto cheeks and lips.

forming and reforming in the wind as she turned

her thoughts toward home

and waited

for the sun to pull its way

to the ground beneath her.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt

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      Vicki Parker 23 months ago from the Deep South

      beautiful!

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      The Chocolate Sky made my imagination run. Did you have a certain subject in mind or could we create our own? I voted up and beautiful.

      Blessings to you.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you both --alahiker28--and yes Rachel, please take this wherever you would like--

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      Bill Holland 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I never grow tired of your poetry. You get my Hubbie vote for best poet.

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      Faith Reaper 23 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, my, this is splendid, Audrey! You are certainly one of the finest poets here on HP ...

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      Anemix 23 months ago

      it's lovely! :)

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      John Hansen 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Oh, I love .this poem Audrey. This is perhaps my favourite among all of your great works. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 23 months ago from Southern Illinois

      A chocolate sky brings a storm to mind but not with this piece. Still thinking of home and getting there. Like everyone else, I believe you are a poet with deep and meaningful thoughts.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Bill!

      Thank you anemixlarie!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you FaithReaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you John!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!--Home is on my mind these days I think--

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      Dianna Mendez 23 months ago

      The title leads you into the poem ti curiously read the lines. It seems a bit sad yet has deep meaning.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 23 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Audrey, this is wonderful poetry. I was thinking mother earth as I read, but there is more to this multi-layer poem. Exquisite as always.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you teaches! Thank you Jo!

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      Richard Francis Fleck 23 months ago from Denver, Colorado

      I enjoyed the rich imagery of this poem. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mel Carriere 23 months ago from San Diego California

      You really do have some beautiful imagery in your poems. You manage to paint a vivid picture in just a few spare words. Great poem!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you juneaukid!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Mel!

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Audrey, your true poet is shining through. whonu

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you whonu!

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      Frank Atanacio 23 months ago from Shelton

      Audrey you will always be my favorite poet.. poetress? Love your work

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      ocfireflies 23 months ago from North Carolina

      Audrey,

      You never disappoint. Lovely!

      Kim

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      drbj and sherry 23 months ago from south Florida

      You know, Audrey, with a title like 'The Chocolate Sky,' you had my complete and dedicated attention. Excellent imagery, m'dear.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Frank! And poet is fine I think (she said with a smile!)

      Thank you Kim!!

      Drbj--thank you so much--I think this title works--and usually titles give me fits

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Your title phrase makes me put on my thinking cap. Your lines and your content are always captivating!

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      Cynthia B Turner 23 months ago from Georgia

      So descriptive! The poem makes you feel as if you are the character experiencing the changing sky. Very beautiful.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Cyndi10!! How in the heck are ya??? Miss you

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      MizBejabbers 23 months ago

      With a chocolate sky, all we needed was a vanilla moon. You had my mouth watering. Voted up and beautiful

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      Linda Crampton 23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The imagery in this poem is intriguing, as in all your poems, Audrey. Thank you for sharing such an interesting hub.

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

      Splendid imagery! Voted way up and sharing!

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      Mary Hyatt 23 months ago from Florida

      Just Beautiful. You had me at the Title!!

      Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Ann Carr 23 months ago from SW England

      Wonderful! A chocolate sky is such a great image. You always come up with something amazing and often startling, Audrey.

      Ann

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      A truly beautiful poem that has much more going on underneath than at first appears.

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      Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany

      What a lovely poem! The chocolate sky is amazing to look at.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Blossom! Much appreciated!

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      Victoria Lynn 23 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      Your words are always beautiful the way you weave them together. I had to read this one twice!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one MizBejabbers and for the kind words--

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Alicia! It was a fun write really!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish! Happy Friday to you!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Mary! Hope you are doing well!

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      Deb Hirt 23 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Excellent...your material is so profound, and I really enjoy it, as it actually brings me to deep relaxation.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Annanovice--this was a joy to write

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      Genna East 23 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Audrey...your words always take my breath away. The layers of symbolism and imagery weave a profound tapestry that is delicate yet powerful. You are such a talented poet!

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      mckbirdbks 23 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      You are an entracer with flowing imagery.

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      Kevin Goodwin 23 months ago

      Thank-you for sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you AnnArt!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Thelma! I am so glad that you enjoyed this piece

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Hi Vicky! Thank you so much for your visit! How are you???

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Genna--Glad you liked this one!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Hi Mike! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Kevin!

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      Mark Tulin 3 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Thank you for that beautiful painting of words.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 months ago from California

      Thank you Mark--I appreciate your kind words

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