Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

(5 December 1803 – 27 July 1873 / Ovstug)

Gum Is The Sky


Glum is the sky, by night imprisoned,
As over it the dark clouds creep,
Not menacing or wistful is it,
But plunged in dreary, torpid sleep.
Alone the streaks of lightning, bursting
Through cloud and shadow, seem to be,
As they flare up and blaze, conversing
Like deaf-mute demons soundlessly.

As at a signal, for an instant
A strip of sky is lit, and Lo! -
From out the murk the forests distant
Emerge, set suddenly aglow.
But the light dies, the darkness fleeing
That cloaks the startled, wakeful sky,
And all is still... Is a plot being
Hatched in the silent wastes on high?..

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: sky, sleep, alone, dark, light, night

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Gum Is The Sky by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Gin Again, Harold R Hunt Sr
  2. Teardrops for flowers flow, Harold R Hunt Sr
  3. The witches teaparty, Harold R Hunt Sr
  4. The walking moon, Harold R Hunt Sr
  5. Dear soldior hero, Harold R Hunt Sr
  6. Breakfast with a ghost hero, Harold R Hunt Sr
  7. Classroom, ania radz
  8. Breakfast with a ghost, Harold R Hunt Sr
  9. "...away without leave", Jeff Gangwer
  10. If, Harold R Hunt Sr

Poem of the Day

poet Edward Thomas

Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
When the joy of walking thus
Has taken him by surprise:

With the love of the storm he burns,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. On the Ning Nang Nong, Spike Milligan

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]