The Birth

Autumn sky, in advanced stages of labour,

struggles, pants;

ripe with womb’s distension,

she moans,


her anxiety and pain

threatening to overwhelm.

She has forgotten to breathe.

Between contractions,

she recalls her training;

sudden intake of lungs delivers

North Wind fury.


they bring forth a son,

and name him



The sky, pregnant with snow, was surly and strange and wonderful all day today.  I could only capture the smallest portion of its wild beauty…

12 comments on “The Birth

  1. Alastair says:

    And a great one it was …

    • melodylowes says:

      Not enough snow to stick around, just an awesome sky – hopefully we have a few more snow-free weeks still ahead of us…

  2. Wow, this is incredible. I love it!

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    This is wonderful and fascinating, Melody!

    • melodylowes says:

      I wish I could have somehow captured that strange and wonderfully tempestuous sky! There’s another one this evening, too – very creative clouds and colouring. art at its finest!

  4. Debbie says:

    I am loving what He brings you to capture for us, now in the sky! 🙂 Thanks Melody!

  5. Very creative your words allow me to taste and feel the moment captured in your picture. God is the ultimate artist his creation is breath taking. I wonder if there are words capable of describing the beauty that awaits us in heaven?

    • melodylowes says:

      Isn’t it fun to think about that? ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard…’ What a day to look forward to!

  6. Nature explained 🙂

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