Gum Is The Sky Poem by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Gum Is The Sky

Rating: 3.4


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?..

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Adrian Flett 07 June 2019

The title of this ecellent descriptive poem is not GUM but GLUM IS THE SKY

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Khairul Ahsan 08 June 2020

'excellent', you mean?

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Savita Tyagi 07 June 2019

Lovely poem invoking a sense of mystical delight.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 June 2020

A captivating account of mysticism inherent in the manifestations of nature. A well deserved classic poem of the day.

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Mahtab Bangalee 07 June 2020

morose there is in the heart, menacing or wistful the mind marching favoring the dejection it wanna to possess all like the sky but decaying in the waste of highness...................................

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Khairul Ahsan 08 June 2020

The first four lines are captivating!

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Chinedu Dike 07 June 2020

Great imagery, a work of an intricate mind............ Thanks for sharing.

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Ruta Mohapatra 07 June 2020

What a perfect picture of a dark cloudy sky! One can see the lightening flash.

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Ramesh T A 07 June 2020

Thanks for sharing this poem reflecting the lightning, thunder and rain suddenly at night times here too!

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Dr Antony Theodore 07 June 2020

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? .. Very fine poem. tony

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