Wednesday, August 26, 2015

October Sky--By Jan Allison--United Kingdom

October Sky
dusky marmalade
drips onto the horizon
eyes feast hungrily

fiery embers glow
painted with swirling brushstrokes
artistry of God

waxing crescent moon
peeps through rich tangerine clouds
dream time approaches

Jan Allison is a relative newcomer to poetry. She didn’t start writing poetry until her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery at the end of 2013. She wrote her first poem ‘Splendid Isolation’ whilst he was in hospital. Since then has discovered a love of poetry and has written over 500 poems. Jan also wrote collaboratively with her writing partner Darren Watson under the name Jadazzle United.


  1. Hi Jan. This is a colorful and engaging poem you have written. I enjoyed it and thank you for sharing it with us. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. Hi Jan...Such beautiful imagery in your poem. I love autumn, & you painted such a vivid picture. I enjoyed reading it! Good wishes, Chris~

  3. Powerful imagery. ..I was able to see through the brush strokes of your words. Thanks for sharing. ..and wow, I emjoyed this.