Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chasing the Sun--By Carolyn Devonshire--United States

Chasing the Sun

Like Icarus I spread my wings
To rise on rainbows; my heart sings
The magic of this sunset grows
From amber, lilac, then to rose

As I approach the sun, I vow
To see the colors clearer now
With heavens kissed by gold and pink
The sun hangs low, begins to sink

The hues that caught my naïve eye
All start to pale, though fast I fly
While brighter colors fade from view
Below the Earth grows darker too

For who am I to catch the sun
Our race is done; the sun has won

A Florida writer, Carolyn enjoys writing humor but also receives inspiration from nature and people who touch her life. She has enjoyed co-writing with other poets and finds that both writers grow when they share their thoughts. She has spent most of her life as a reporter and a writer for magazines.


  1. Carolyn! Dear, sweet, precious, Carolyn! I love this poem of yours which to me in its humility is a Rembrandt of glorious color! I love the "naïve eye" reference because in comparison to God's generosity and gifts of richness, we are all so naïve to the glories! The final couplet is wonderfully humble and Is the perfect finishing touch to the poems magnificence! Your brief bio does not give you full justice as the depths of all your accomplishments are mind-boggling - as are you, beautiful Lady! Karen, our Whispers' creator, has an inner sense in her poem selections to post and selecting this one of yours is no exception! Exquisite, to say the least! Sheri /

  2. Dear Carolyn,

    A beautiful poem bright with color and imagery. I really like this one to ponder over you've created a lovely write, Carolyn. Keep rising on rainbows and keep seeing those colors when you "chase the sun".

    Love Sandra

  3. Hi Carolyn. "Chasing the Sun" is a poem full of imagination's creativity and natures never ending beauty. I really enjoyed reading and meditating upon this blessed poem. Thank you for sharing it with us and continued blessings! -MJ

  4. Carolyn. I want you to know just how much I enjoy your beautiful poetry.Always a real pleasure to read, and look forward to. The flow and word rhyme, is always perfect. Sending you my warmest best wishes from the U.K. Take care. Pete.

  5. Carolyn it is a real pleasure to read your wonderful poetry, so succinct and descriptive with a smooth rhythm. I hope you have entered some poetry contests because you
    are a winner. Bob H

  6. Dear Carolyn you paint such a beautiful painting with your lovely poetic words, I loved each sentence because it opened a window to your soul, beautiful! Blessings my friend, love, Leokadia (Lee)

  7. Hi Carolyn! This is such a beautiful poem! Imaginative and splashed in colours. Much touched by the final couplet. Hugs. // paul

  8. What a powerful read this day!
    Thank yopu Carolyn for a wonderful share....
    Lessons are still lessons...and glue will always melt....when flying too close to the sun....
    Loved this gem!
    *Write On*!
    Brightest Blessings to you and yours!

  9. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    Carolyn: an excellent write, my friend. Love the Icarus line, in particular

    1. Thank you for noticing that, Jack. I was always intrigued by the tale of Icarus. If he hadn't flown so close to the sun, perhaps he would be among us today. Love, Carolyn

  10. What a kaleidoscope of colour you write in great rhyme/form and yet beauty is not always as it seems... Another enjoyable visit!

  11. This poem is bewitchingly beautiful in its simplicity. :) Well-done!

  12. A lovely theme to your soaring words! A great piece to indulge in! Ralph

  13. You paint that sky so vividly and beautifully-- and I also liked the message you leave here-- for me, you also give that subtle reminder of how in our attempts to aim higher, achieve more, we mustn't compromise nature... leaves me with some thought to ponder on. I hope you are doing well, Carolyn, it was so nice to read your comments, thank you very much .... God bless <3!

  14. Thank you, Eleanor Michael, for the following--

    I like the rhythm, the progression of feelings from joy to resignation is well done. Also imagery.

  15. Thank you, Suzanne Clement, for the following--

    A lovely way to describe a sunset, Carolyn.

  16. Thank you, Gerald Heyder, for the following--

    Dear Carolyn, your poem is a panorama of colors, a rainbow that waxes but sad to say must wane to prove nothing is permanent. Well done!

  17. Dear Carolyn:
    I was caught up in the possibility and the radiance of the colors and your flight.
    So inspiring yet such a wise ending. You gave new meaning to Icarus
    the importance of dreams.
    Much love,

  18. Dear Carolyn,
    This is a gem of a poem. It lifts up your sagging spirits and I must admit much of your poetry does that to me.

  19. Dear Carolyn,
    Your love of nature shines through in this delightful and uplifting poem. It inspires the reader to see and feel the beauty of nature, and give respect to their existence as there is no superiority among God's creations....the world is indeed "one" though each has its purpose. Enjoyed!
    Love to you,

  20. What a lovely flow---and it does feel like one is going up, up, up while the sun is going down, down, down and fadling lights turn to velvet night again. Nicely written!

  21. Thank you, Barbara Siekierski, for the following--

    A good poem about trying to catch the sun in a race but can't. Also, a good view of the earth looking down from the heavens.