Subscribe to Granta today

Blue Sky Thinking

|

Photo by foxpar4.

Blue Sky Thinking

Let’s do this again, ground the planes for a while
and leave the runways to the racing hare,
the evening sky to Venus and a moon
so new it's hardly there. Miss the deal,
the meeting, the wedding in Brazil.
leave the shadowless Atlantic to the whale,
its song the only sound sounding the deep
except the ocean swaying on its stem.
Let swarms of jets at quiet airports sleep.
The sky’s not been this clean since I was born.
Nothing’s overhead but pure blue silence
and skylarks spiralling into infinite space,
a pair of red kites flaunting in the air.
No mark, no plane-trail, jet-growl anywhere.

by Gillian Clarke

You can also read a piece on ‘Poetry in Britain’ by Gillian Clarke today. Tomorrow she will be showcasing two New Poets on granta.com.

Comments (17)

You need to create an account or log in to comment.

  1. Avijeet Das

    Sun Jun 17 18:02:31 BST 2012

    Dear Gillian,

    your poem "Blue Sky Thinking" is so beautiful.

    If only it could all become a reality!

    Loved reading it.

    Regards,

    Avijeet.

    #
  2. Melissa Luis

    Mon Sep 09 11:13:58 BST 2013

    Do you have any video off that? I'd want to find out more details.

    http://www.logodesignbuzz.com/logo-design-process/

    #
  3. amdevenit

    Fri Jan 10 09:05:00 GMT 2014

  4. MuazaLas

    Tue Jul 29 00:57:25 BST 2014

    step up height increaser is really a amazing solution for a short height person. it gives excellent results.
    http://putperjaka.blogspot.com/2014/07/agen-texas-dan-domino-online-indonesia-terpercaya.html

    #
  5. choosecarseat

    Tue May 27 18:25:53 BST 2014

    Beautiful blue sky and the green grass http://www.choosecarseat.com

    #
  6. mathiasQuin

    Tue Mar 25 02:12:03 GMT 2014

    unbelievable submit! this will likely help plenty of people discover out about this issue. would you like to incorporate video clips together with these? http://articlesfriendly.com/ it would obviously help out. Your purpose was http://articlerapid.com/ spot on and originating from you; I probably will not have to explain all that pieces to my pals. i will be http://onlinewritingthatworks.com/ able to http://topseocopywriting.com/ http://topcontentdata.com/ merely direct them here.

    #
  7. Bulksmsbase

    Sun Jul 20 00:00:25 BST 2014

    Beautiful blue sky thinking and the green grass.
    http://www.bulksmsbase.com

    #
  8. MuazaLas

    Thu Jul 24 04:30:50 BST 2014

    Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article.
    http://goo.gl/LSosAK
    http://muaza-las.blogspot.com/

    #
  9. JOHN817726

    Sun Jul 20 21:01:00 BST 2014

    I finally found great post here.I will get back here. I just added your blog to my bookmark sites. thanks.Quality posts is the crucial to invite the visitors to visit the web page, that's what this web page is providing.
    http://www.liputan6.com

    #