Thank you for your wonderful response Julie. A beautiful poem and post Miriam. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Miriam, a vibrant potpourri of thought, metaphors and heavenly beauty.

This little saying is part of the red skies at morning genre. Today it is sunshine from a fully blue sky with new displays and delights. Miriam,I love the painting and was going to say it was mesmerising…how apt that would have been! Lovely piece, I find the idea of a mackerel sky so alluring and the following lines sealed the deal for me …. Yes, nature provides us with so much – and as you say, totally free. Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) -. Your purchase will help us keep our site online! Miriam. Mackerel sky, Mackerel sky, Never long wet, And never long dry. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I ride, ride, Through the spotted sunlight of an April forest Down a pathway bewildered with crocus cups, The wind dallies with the plume of my helmet. You picked just the verse that made me write the poem. ", Tales, Thoughts + Tribulations of a Free Spirit in Suburbia. People everywhere love Christmas – but we don’t all celebrate it the same way. magic. Miriam. Miriam, Thanks for your comment; I remind myself each morning not to forget the given and seemingly simple blessings. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. They belonged together. Whether blue or grey, nature will always provide us with a sparkle and I love your act of defiance with the candles. Thanks for sharing it. Love Scenes [Bonus Track] 1993. born Those days, when I was a child As I look back it seems like only yesterday When I was your age As a golden red sun sets in a mackerel sky On long. All we need to do is to open our eyes and heart and rejoice. There is indeed light beyond our current senses and augmented with candles and soft lights they bring a softer season to us. The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk, Writing Circles & Poetry for Fearful Times. Beverley Craven. there are times when the sky is far less than poetry claims. is also beautiful. sustain my heart; Music, culture and traditions from all around the world! As to candles, yes they will burn this winter and a scented one is by my side just now. 100 Songs (350 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings. Yes, let us remember these lights and take time to see. Other phrases in weather lore take mackerel skies as a sign of changeable weather. I am glad you liked the photos, the candles were but a token of what I use in winter. . The history and meaning of these holidays is discussed, often with examples of traditional songs. "A mackerel sky is a sky dappled with rows of small fleece clouds, typically cirrocumulus is like the pattern on a mackerel's back.

Kid Songs Around The World - A Mama Lisa eBook. Tweet. What a beautiful response, Lance. Bridging the gap between mere existence and true life.

Miriam, YES, we must remember the mackerel skies on those gray gloomy days. Thank you so much for this around us or the dark will win. the death is raw and gorgeous. Here the frost has arrived with the morning sun shining on glittering frost covered grass…and cars. Sometimes some defiance is called for. Practicing holistic psychiatry for the past thirty years. Yes, sunrises and sunsets have different spectrum of colours and we are free to admire both. The first part of the book covers some of the traditions that take place on days other than Christmas itself, like St. Nick’s Day and Epiphany. All rights reserved. Love the colors–always love the colors, especially those gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. ❤️, Thank you Andrea and so glad you found joy in my words. The memories of childhood touch us forever! Thank you for your kind and attentive comment Nigel. Advertisement . It’s La Befana, a friendly witch! pink, pearl grey and blue; In awe I also watched Examples include "Mackerel sky, mackerel sky. Time to get my candles organised. the sky seemed Miriam, I saw love on display … what a beautiful stirring start to the day and to a beautiful new season almost upon us. Live, Love, Travel and Laugh (Proudly Pinoy). Copyrighted poems are the property of the copyright holders. followed by one in gold; Mackerel Sky. Here it’s hot, we’ve had a heat wave for days but tomorrow and heading into the weekend huge storms are predicted. ( Log Out /  . Thank you, Muriel. Poignant reminder, innit. What makes the book really special is the many comments from Mama Lisa’s correspondents who have shared stories and memories from their own lives. Lovely writing , Thank you Miriam, your words have picked up on the wonder I felt and feel and I am sure you do each day too. ( Log Out /  All poems are shown free of charge for educational purposes only in accordance with fair use guidelines. it struck me that I saw love on display, Change ). Trevor Menear. But in true form, the sun shines through leaving us to bath in natural light. One morning I saw … Yes, the sun always shines through or we would live in darkness……… Our books feature songs in the original languages, with translations into English. on a sad and grey day, Let the dawning day be our guide All colour from Earth, open our eyes and mind. mackerel sky i am treading on cloud currents, wading through balmy mid-afternoon air, and the treacle of raucous laughter, indistinct chatter cutting open a tiny swathe of altocumulus scales. A beautiful, sensitive, start to my day. THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK AVAILABLE INSTANTLY. It is lovely that you find the mackerel sky alluring….good word…., Miriam. though its colours were A mackerel sky can be used to forecast weather, but it is at the more challenging end of the weather lore spectrum. All this I remember I do too as it also let so many colours play. I have seen that sky Miriam…the sky that drapes itself in ‘pink, pearl, grey and blue’… it is indeed a delight to behold… ‘ to have drunk all color from earth’ is a wonderfully imaginative expression.

Such a gorgeous, heartfelt poem, Miriam, and the art (yours, right?) The greys do make us appreciate color so much more. Good things are going to happen@Mehakkhorana. by Amy Lowell. A real mackeral now has much stronger colours but the shapes of the clouds gives them the name. Davy D, thank you for your very positive comment.

Stay warm Miriam. mackerel sky. Are you a secret artist by any chance!? Miriam. Aren’t we lucky.

xo. In defiance I light candles, everywhere. bless May your days be brightened by those candles dear friend. So well expressed and with such feeling and love for our natural world. Mackerel sky, Mackerel sky, Never long wet, And never long dry. Mama Lisa’s Christmas Around The World is a celebration of the diversity and love with which many different cultures mark this joyful time of year. You are right though, we need to notice all the good and beautiful things All the others whenever…..every day. . Barbara Huet. miriam, Thank you for your kind praise. Miriam, Thank you, I am glad you found it so. Just now the birds are giving me a wonderful show on the feeders.:). How right you are in saying that the gems of life are all around us if we but take time to look. Just look at my nana and papa — they’re permanently tuned to the Weather Channel. Yesterday, having over me was just the kind of sky described in your poem. when the sky seemed (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 100 Songs (350 Pages) With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings. Mackerel sky, Never long wet, And never long dry. Copyright ©2020 by Lisa Yannucci. And it can be fun! tonight it is a flying fish, caught in blue-gray skin and white scales with silver linings, when all it wants is ocean. Thank you for the reminder to remember all those moments of beauty.

Thanks to Barbara Huet for pointing out this rhyme!Image: Rubens' A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning. “An average person in constant analytical mode. Stars & Furr. Mackerel Sky Rhyme. miriam. A beautiful poem Miriam. Yes to holiday candles, my Advent ones are ready to start on Sunday. to have drunk, So lovely, Miriam. :)) ❤️ . Thank your for your kind comment. Thank you. the sun light a bush in bright red, That you can feel

of such an acknowledgment.

Beautiful poem, Miriam! Classic Poem.

So yes, I do some painting. Thank you Annika for your beautiful and vivid comment. Many of the songs featured also include links to the Mama Lisa website, where you can find recordings, videos and sheet music. Lovely to learn about this other artistic side to your creative nature and hope you will share more of your paintings with us! The second part presents beloved traditions and songs from many different nations.

So Christmas is celebrated like a giant outdoor block party. Don’t you feel that the moments we let go and just feel there are words popping up that our intelligence would not have thought of. A great reminder of the things nature provides for us (and it comes completely free). All this I remember  Under the Mackerel Sky I used to think weather was boring. ( Log Out /  The pink and the blue would not look the same without the soft pearl grey.

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