Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sky Pilot


Veil or shroud
it’s up to the cloud

to see dawn’s face
looking down.

(first publication)


Updates:
“Sky Pilot” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: the existence of imagined problems.

6 comments:

RUDHI - Chance said...

Precious impression! I remember 'Sky Pilot' by Eric Burdon in another way...

William Michaelian said...

One of my favorites. Thanks, Rudhi. Maybe sometime I should write a poem with bagpipes....

~im just only me~ said...

reminds me of St.Exupery... "below the sea of clouds lies eternity..."

William Michaelian said...

Hey, thanks — in my lap now is a used copy of Twelve Short Novels, selected by Thomas B. Costain and published by Doubleday in 1961. It contains Exupéry’s Prisoner of the Sand — although I think the quote is from another story. Sand, wind, something.

~im just only me~ said...

Costain... didn't he write The Silver Chalice... pretty good historical novelish sort of book if I remember correctly... Actually, I do believe I stole that book from a good friend at one point or another; they may have stolen it back as I haven't see it around! And yes, it's from Wind, Sand and Stars, but must you make it sound so boring! :P By the way, I thought you said "in my laptop now..." and I could not figure it out, a used copy etc.; oh technology.

William Michaelian said...

Ah, yes — the silver something, by Thomas B. something or other. I remember it well. The reason you thought I said “in my laptop now” is probably because I was mumbling and looking down. The nerve of some people, stealing stolen books! A great many years ago, my mother accidentally dropped a copy of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám out of the library window. About thirty years later, I saw it on my brother’s bookshelf. She’d inscribed it to him as a gift!