Sky Slides

07 Apr

( by Annette Loginova)

It smells of trees that are not beside
And of the wind that blows nowhere
A flying vision vanishes from sight
It’s just my eyes that covered up by hair. 

The point of beeing
The sky is beautiful today
It needs just seeing
And there’s nothing else to say.
Mind is hanging on the breeze
Eyes are closed but they still shine
Take a look on the bright sides
And watch the change of
Sky slides.

Sometimes it seems to fall
And makes you two-foot tall
Don’t let yourself put up
The things will look up
As soon as sun wake up.

It doesn’t speak at all
The firmament’s just to show
What you want to see
And how it all could be
We’ll see

Mind is hanging on the breeze
Eyes are closed but they still shine
Take a look on the bright sides
And watch the change of
Sky slides.


Posted by on 07/04/2012 in Poetry


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128 responses to “Sky Slides

  1. deanjbaker

    07/04/2012 at 6:32 pm

    enjoyed seeing this..

    • Guy Nickwell

      07/04/2012 at 8:57 pm

      I’m glad you see it. You were one of the first my readers, and I remember that.

      • deanjbaker

        07/04/2012 at 8:58 pm

        that is good to know.. appreciate you saying

  2. Paul Bourgeois

    07/04/2012 at 6:35 pm

    I’m just figuring out what this all means, this blogging thing as well as this thing called life. And now all under a beautiful sky. Thank you for lifting my spirits.

    • Guy Nickwell

      07/04/2012 at 9:03 pm

      You’re welcome.) I’ve got to thinking that it’s my life-vocation.)

  3. calliopesvoice

    07/04/2012 at 6:42 pm

    A beautiful picture to go with this beautiful poem. Looking at the sky makes me feel better when I’m down. Sometimes I feel that I need to write a poem, but sometimes it’s good to just look and enjoy. 🙂

    • Guy Nickwell

      07/04/2012 at 9:01 pm

      I’m happy you’ve enjoyed it.) I’ll try to write some more so that you can lift your spirit.

  4. PDX Running Chick

    07/04/2012 at 6:49 pm


  5. midnighthues

    07/04/2012 at 7:05 pm


  6. catiestewart

    07/04/2012 at 7:19 pm

    O so exquisite – you know nature, and that must make you beautiful too ..

    • Guy Nickwell

      07/04/2012 at 9:17 pm

      I know nothing about it.) I’m just watching and writing.

  7. Patti Schwartz

    07/04/2012 at 7:37 pm


  8. harshmellowblue

    07/04/2012 at 7:47 pm


  9. Palestine Rose

    07/04/2012 at 8:01 pm

    Cool. It reads like a groovy rap song.
    Well done!

    • Guy Nickwell

      07/04/2012 at 9:14 pm

      Everybody feels it as he wants it to feel. Thank you.

  10. ddivna

    07/04/2012 at 8:07 pm


  11. veehcirra

    07/04/2012 at 8:18 pm

    Wow, the picture is breath taking. I love it.

    Very moving poem…these are my favorite lines, “The things will look up…As soon as sun wake up.”

    • Guy Nickwell

      07/04/2012 at 9:09 pm

      I tried to make it incentive and to inspire the readers with life-is-good-confidence.

  12. Jennifer

    07/04/2012 at 8:22 pm

    Lovely! and such beautiful art, as well.

  13. 1stjoeyanna

    07/04/2012 at 9:40 pm

    I like your inspiration!

  14. paperdollsgetcut

    07/04/2012 at 10:11 pm

    I’ve always under appreciated the value of poetry. You are waking something up that I haven’t nurtured since childhood.

    • Guy Nickwell

      07/04/2012 at 10:23 pm

      Are your recollections pleasing?

      • paperdollsgetcut

        13/04/2012 at 7:43 pm

        Some, yes. Many, no. I have no idea how to write poetry, but here is something that FELT poetic to me.

        I was sitting in a dog park smoking and knocked the cherry off of my cigarette. When I bent to find it, I smelled campfire, as the cherry had lit upon a small pine cone with sap on it. The smell made all of my senses ache to be back with nature, if not a return to Idaho, then the courage to explore here in the Puget Sound.

        I used to sleep outdoors at least 50 nights a year, but have not slept outside in over ten years. Now it’s the sound of freeways rather than the sound of rivers.

        One of my dogs ran up with a tennis ball and brought me out of my reverie. I knew then that Phillip Morris and the Marlboro Man had done the the third and final favor for me they could, but it was time to quit smoking or I may never make it back to the woods.

        Guy, that really pulled up some raw angst in me, but I’m afraid to share, that it will just sound maudlin. Just trying to explain it felt like some expression that could be polished though, I suppose. Thanks for asking.

  15. souldipper

    07/04/2012 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you for visiting my site, Guy. I see such an appreciation for beauty…and a welcome ability to express depth.

    Many thanks.

    • souldipper

      07/04/2012 at 10:21 pm

      p.s. – I mean, of course, that I see that here as I peek at your work! Oops!

  16. Electric Bubbles

    07/04/2012 at 10:28 pm

    May I ask if you see the picture then write the poem, or work the other way around? Either way it is beautiful.

    • Guy Nickwell

      07/04/2012 at 10:36 pm

      The ideas in my mind come into existence of their own accords. I need no stimulus.

      • Electric Bubbles

        07/04/2012 at 10:40 pm

        Have you tried writing a poem about a classical song?

      • Electric Bubbles

        07/04/2012 at 11:13 pm

        You ought to look up Amythystim–Audio Interlude. I don’t know how hard they are to find, the their music is amazing.

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:10 pm

      I wrote some poems about music. Perhaps, some of them will appear here.

      • Electric Bubbles

        08/04/2012 at 1:48 pm

        Sweet. Keep posting. I really enjoy it.

  17. Carol Welsh

    07/04/2012 at 10:29 pm

    Very nice… 🙂

  18. catherinebowman

    07/04/2012 at 11:55 pm

    My favourite is the last stanza. It appeals immensely.

    I’m glad you enjoyed my blog today, thanks for visiting 🙂

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you too.)

      • catherinebowman

        08/04/2012 at 1:27 pm

        You’re most welcome. I’m not a huge poetry fan but my mother is a prolific poet (Christian themes mostly) and I learned to appreciate it.

  19. truthaboutmornings

    08/04/2012 at 12:11 am

    a summer’s dream…kept in a corner of one’s eye…revived by sunlight…soothing words!


    08/04/2012 at 12:13 am


  21. ManicDdaily

    08/04/2012 at 12:17 am

    Taking a look on the bright side! Always a good idea. K.

  22. Chito L. Aguilar

    08/04/2012 at 1:00 am

    Great post, Guy.

  23. Michael Wilcox

    08/04/2012 at 1:01 am

    I have had 1/3 of a University semester covering the basics of poetry. I appreciate it more, but I don’t see myself as having talent in writing poetry–at least not yet. With that said, I enjoyed this poem and art painting of sky slides. Nicely done. 🙂

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:33 pm

      1/3 semester? I’ve been studying English Languge and Literature for the last 4 years. But it’s not a stimulus. I think I was born with the gift for writing.

      • Michael Wilcox

        12/04/2012 at 7:45 pm

        Yes, I think you have been gifted for writing. No doubt about it. I enjoy your work. I think it’s quite good.

  24. rocheleustaquio

    08/04/2012 at 1:18 am

    beautiful! 🙂

  25. dottylizzy

    08/04/2012 at 1:24 am

    Such a stirring picture and your poem is absolutely beautiful! Some words take on a shape of their own – like yours.

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks a lot! Every kind word is balm to my soul.)

  26. gacochran

    08/04/2012 at 1:53 am

    Again…I appreciate you painting your pictures with words…drawing me in…inviting me to paint as well…

  27. Yousei Hime

    08/04/2012 at 2:29 am

    There are several lines in this that reverberate for me:

    “It smells of trees that are not beside”
    “Mind is hanging on the breeze”
    “And watch the change of/Sky slides.”

    I enjoy the images these create for me, the scenes of possibilities. Thank you for your recent visit and like.

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:39 pm

      I don’t divide it into the lines. I just see one entire image.
      And, of course, thank you.

  28. Pawan Hira (awakeningpsyche)

    08/04/2012 at 2:38 am

    and i found peace and inspiration looking at the white sinless sky… much beauty it owns…and your words breathe that air of beauty…lovely…:)

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:42 pm

      You comments can vie with the poems themselves.)

  29. mcgeeles

    08/04/2012 at 4:30 am

    I like that line, “Eyes are closed, but they still shine”. Nice. Great job, check out my new post at:

  30. LookingfortheSweetSpot

    08/04/2012 at 4:57 am

    Very Beautiful. Love this line: “Eyes are closed but they still shine “

  31. Carol D'Amici Photography

    08/04/2012 at 12:44 pm

    Love the words and the ethereal image, just great

  32. Pete Armetta

    08/04/2012 at 12:50 pm

    Beautiful image and poetry. Did you write this to the painting? It’s PERFECT. 🙂


    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:47 pm

      Quite the contrary. I tried to find an ideal image to the poem. And I did it.

      • Pete Armetta

        08/04/2012 at 1:52 pm

        That’s usually my method, although I’ve done it the other way around too.

  33. jennysserendipity

    08/04/2012 at 12:54 pm


  34. stardust310

    08/04/2012 at 1:16 pm

    I linked to your blog because I think you have an amazing talent!

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:49 pm

      And I appreciate your linking.) I hope You don’t regret.

      • stardust310

        08/04/2012 at 1:59 pm

        🙂 Of course not!

      • stardust310

        15/05/2012 at 6:20 pm

        I won’t. Ah your picture is my favorite “art.” 🙂

  35. missabi

    08/04/2012 at 1:38 pm

    This is beautiful. Some of the best things in life is to just pause and enjoy the moment. Most of us forget that. We are always so focused on the problem that we fail to flip the coin around and look at the bright side of things. This is very motivational. Thanks. I think it is just what everyone, everywhere needs. Looking forward to more poems from you.

    P.S. thanks for visiting my site. *smiles* Have a nice day!

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 1:54 pm

      I concur with every your word.) You’ve got it right.

      • missabi

        08/04/2012 at 2:02 pm

        Haha. Yays! *smiles widely*

  36. katrinacoleman

    08/04/2012 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for reading and liking my recent post – it led me to your blog and this great piece of writing. Like a previous commenter, it felt like it has a rapping rhythm. I’m fairly new to blogging and yours is the first poetry blog I’ve come across. Thank you Guy.

  37. Linda Willows

    08/04/2012 at 3:13 pm

    I am touched that you “felt” the poem, then went to your blog and was thrilled with your work, especially the “vision”, and your exquisite expression. Shall follow and look forward to more,
    too much to choose one phrase best but loved.
    “The firmament’s just to show
    What you want to see
    And how it all could be”……………..pleasure, mine, Linda

  38. mamtavn

    08/04/2012 at 3:35 pm

    wow! read all the poems…haven’t seen a poetry blog before!

  39. shanghaicitynoob

    08/04/2012 at 3:52 pm

    thanks for liking my post… i saw your theme, this is really nice, so i adopted it too.. hope you don’t mind. you have a nice blog, though i am not a huge fan of poetry, but this is beautiful. look forward to read more from you!

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 8:49 pm

      I’ll try to post smth to arouse your interest.

  40. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

    08/04/2012 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for the visit. Your art is one of a kind, very attractive, it paints visions! Happy to follow 🙂

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 8:47 pm

      And I’m glad that I’m followed by you.

  41. withinliesbeauty

    08/04/2012 at 4:51 pm

    Really good! You have a great way of taking simple scenes and describing them in a way which makes them meaningful.

  42. wendystrohm

    08/04/2012 at 5:33 pm

    Very beautiful poem Guy – thank you.
    Thank you for liking my poem Easter

  43. cedds

    08/04/2012 at 5:41 pm

    love your poems!

  44. Saphireblue

    08/04/2012 at 7:22 pm

    Ok no way to email you……….. I like your quote on your bio… but just curious, are there any winners at all?

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 8:31 pm

      All is my personality, spirit. I can lose it or I can maintain it.

  45. thefamilyof5

    08/04/2012 at 7:30 pm

    What a beautiful poem! 🙂

  46. The Hobbler

    08/04/2012 at 7:32 pm

    Beautiful poem. It’s like a breath of fresh air. Sounds cliche, but true.

  47. wendystrohm

    08/04/2012 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you Guy for liking my poem Perfection. Wx

  48. himanshusahay23

    08/04/2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hey Guy! Another lovely poem! Kudos to you! In the meantime, I’ve ventured into poetry myself, here’s a sonnet I just wrote:

  49. John Greco

    08/04/2012 at 8:41 pm

    Beautifully done!

  50. The Silver Poet

    08/04/2012 at 9:00 pm


  51. A Teddy Bear's Journey

    08/04/2012 at 9:09 pm

    I will enjoy following your side, a true wordsmith, outstanding photographs/painting. ajm

  52. thefutureofhope

    08/04/2012 at 9:57 pm

    This is beyond beautiful. It truly encompasses so much… Thank you for sharing!

  53. maggsworld

    08/04/2012 at 10:08 pm


  54. wheniwasalad

    08/04/2012 at 10:13 pm

    Hi Guy,
    Poetry is a pastime of mine, I write a little myself, but you write some interesting stuff, I have lots to look through yet. Would just like to say thank you for dropping by my blog, much appreciated.

  55. hermitsdoor

    08/04/2012 at 10:28 pm

    We took a trek on a nearby mountain this afternoon, enjoying the distant views, as well as noticing early spring wild flowers, including an orchid which we have never seen before. Upon arriving home, we both became aware of how full the dogwoods are around our field. As you say, “It needs just seeing”

  56. aabbcici

    08/04/2012 at 10:40 pm

    beautiful and lovely, did you write this?

    • Guy Nickwell

      08/04/2012 at 10:42 pm

      Of course, I did. And thank you.

      • aabbcici

        09/04/2012 at 10:27 am

        wow…great works! look forward to read more : )

  57. Dave

    08/04/2012 at 10:50 pm

    Hello, Guy. I am visiting your site for the first time. I enjoy both reading and writing poetry, but the former is easier for me. I look forward to browsing your work. Funny how it is easier for me to understand other people’s poems than it is to compose my own. And thank you for visiting my site.

  58. Darla McDavid

    08/04/2012 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you for liking my two poems. You have such nice work here!

  59. cloudycrochet

    09/04/2012 at 12:06 am

    thank u for stopping by my little blog ! WOW i love reading the beautiful poetry and taking in the breathtaking images. It’s an awsome blog.

    Kindest Regards
    Cate x

  60. Sabrina Garie

    09/04/2012 at 12:18 am

    Mind is hanging on the breeze
    Eyes are closed but they still shine

    These lines really speak to me, of what lives on inside even if others cannot see it, and our lives ebb and flow, fly or fall, around our ability to make those pieces visible. Wonderful poem.

  61. Chuck

    09/04/2012 at 1:06 am

    Just thought I’d drop by and leave you a note letting you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award on my post:

  62. Linda Redwine

    09/04/2012 at 2:07 am

    “The point of beeing” made me smile. Lovely poem!

  63. deborahhawkins

    09/04/2012 at 5:18 am


  64. myralochner

    09/04/2012 at 8:36 am

    Thank you. The landscape of the mind is a vast sky sans horizon. And our feelings a colorful canvas.
    You don’t have to play with death. The latter is already conquered. And your thoughts echo through realms of light.

    Thank you for reading my work.

    Kindest regards from South Africa.


  65. bonaru

    09/04/2012 at 9:29 am

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my latest post. For me, this poem is a glittering, gentle reminder to ‘be in the moment’. It’s so great to find all these poets in cyber space. Thank you for opening the door 🙂

    • Guy Nickwell

      10/04/2012 at 1:39 pm

      This door just can’t be closed. It’s no sense to be greedy.)

  66. schannepj

    09/04/2012 at 11:56 am

    Pleasing and complementary; this poem and this artwork. Well done to you both.

  67. zacharybyrd

    09/04/2012 at 12:34 pm

    “It needs just seeing”
    Well friend, that’s where the poet’s role arrives.
    Nice one.

  68. evilnymphstuff

    09/04/2012 at 5:13 pm

    A beautiful poem and a breath-taking picture! 🙂

  69. butterbeanskitchen-"changing the way America thinks about school lunch!

    09/04/2012 at 7:49 pm

    We should all take more moments to absorb sunlight in our days and observe nature that surrounds us

  70. S. Thomas Summers

    09/04/2012 at 9:15 pm

    You recently stopped by my blog. Many thanks. You have some following here!!

  71. weelilwimsy

    10/04/2012 at 3:10 am

    I love the painting you put with this poem. Both are truly stunning!

  72. creativenoodling

    10/04/2012 at 3:32 am

    Mind hanging on the breeze… Mine does that. : )

    • Guy Nickwell

      10/04/2012 at 1:53 pm

      I’m glad yuo’ve found in this poem smth which is near your heart.

  73. el one shogun

    10/04/2012 at 5:04 am

    wow… I have a lot to learn…

  74. Arliss

    11/04/2012 at 12:04 pm

    This is especially lovely, and I enjoy the total blog experience that you’ve presented. Such a pleasing aesthetic throughout, of light, joys and life as is. A shine of sun on reality; appreciative and enlightening, thanks for sharing.

  75. poetart

    11/04/2012 at 3:06 pm

    ‘sky slides’ I love that. Nice poem. 🙂

  76. Maria Zarif

    12/04/2012 at 6:56 pm

    Love it… from the painting to the poem, this was a marvelous piece!

  77. annabelladreaming

    13/04/2012 at 1:28 pm

    I love that there are so many people who love your poetry Guy. It is, you are inside the warp and weft; you clearly touch peoples lives. Have you published any books? You seem ready! If that’s your dream of course. Thanks for linking with my blog. I’m quite new….would you ever post your actual picture of yourself? Thanks and look forward to the second self creation.

  78. paperdollsgetcut

    17/04/2012 at 10:07 pm


    The use of “beeing”, is it intentional? Like a play on the word of what it is to be a bee and exist and enjoy sunshine? If so, quite clever. I love making words nouns be verbs and such.

  79. Francina

    30/04/2012 at 12:28 pm

    interesting outlook captured and well expressed.

  80. Rick Stokes

    09/05/2012 at 7:55 pm

    I like the way you carry the image of “sky slides” through to the end. Nice!

  81. eof737

    10/05/2012 at 9:55 pm

    Beautiful poem and painting. 😉

  82. poethical

    27/06/2012 at 9:20 am

    It’s the second poem I read and I already like your style!


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