PAINTED SKIES (a poem) & upcoming Q&A

November 28, 2016

Hey!  I was thinking about doing a Q&A for this blog soon.  If you're interested and have questions, please comment below with them in this post.  Thanks, you're the bee's knees. <3


  You painted the skies red.
Blinding red to match the color of my throbbing heart, the copper leaves left on the trees, a brilliant ruby tint.
  You made it easy to dream.

  You painted the skies orange.
A vibrant orange the color of an overthrown queen.  
Orange like the larch trees that kiss the skyline with hard branches.  
  You made it hard forgive.

  You painted the skies yellow.
Never was such a yellow seen -- the shade of the hot sun soon rising.
Translucent, yet still overpowering and uncomparable.
  You made it easy to smile.

  You painted the skies emerald.
The exact hue of the grass as the sun shines through it's veins during the golden hour.  
The color of trees, and reflections, and of your disarming eyes.  
  You made it hard to forget.

  You painted the skies blue.  (Blue was always my favorite.)
Oh, that's exactly the color they should be to match the blues I have after we say goodbye.
The color of her dress and of the wind.  
  You made it easy to hope.

  You painted the skies purple.
A color that has always reminded of drowning.  
  You made it hard to breathe.

  You painted the skies black.
Your paintbox wasn't supposed to have this color.
You must have borrowed mine.  You must have dipped your brush in the shadows that danced behind the fire in my eyes. 
  You made it easy to live.

This is the end of a beginning.  Blot your brush and begin to paint the skies over again.

^ Written on a poetry writing whim recently while sitting on the couch on a Saturday night.  If you read carefully, you'll notice the patterns. (p.s. who doesn't love rainbows?)


  1. Ah, what a lovely poem! And those pictures are gorgeous.
    Hmmmm, questions...
    What are your favorite books?
    What is your favorite genre of books?
    Do you do any activities? (sports, theater, etc?)
    What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

    Your blog is so lovely! Keep it up!

    1. Thank you, Mira! Glad you liked it :)
      Thanks for the questions! I can't wait to answer them.

  2. RAINBOWS <3 <3 <3 Love this Sophia <3

    Here's your question: What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon?

    1. Hehe, knew you would! XD
      Thanks for the question!

  3. THIS. IS. STUNNING. This may be my favorite thing you've ever written, and those photos are gorgeous. <3 Keep up the fantastic work, love.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. Wow, that means so much to me, Ellie! You just made my day. <3 <3 Thanks for the comment!

  4. I am in a daze.
    I knew you were good at poetry, I didn't know you were THIS good at poetry. (Shouldn't this be on your writing blog, too??)
    -What inspired you to write this?-

    Amelia xxx

    1. *"wake up, amelia!! someone call the ambulance -- I think she's fainted!"* ;) lol
      Thank you so much!! Haha, yes it technically should . . . but I can never decide whether the poetry should be here or on The Inkpot Girl. ;)
      A bunch of different recent happenings . . . basically just my life at the moment. :)

  5. ASDFGHJKL THIS POEM IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT. <3333 Also yay!! You're going to do a q&a! Okay here are some questions:

    - Waffles or pancakes?
    - Unicorns or dragons?
    - Favorite time of day?
    - Favorite season?
    - Favorite word?


    1. Thank YOU for reading it! Your comment made me so happy!
      Thanks for the questions -- you rock. <3 <3

  6. Hi Sophia! That is one amazing poem. I don't know what to say. Here are my questions for your Q+A:
    -if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
    -Who are your favorite fictional heroines? And why?
    -If you were stuck on a desert island, what are the 3 artistic mediums you would want to have tools for, to keep you busy? (i.e. paints/paper for painting, needles/yarn for knitting, etc.)

    Great job - love - you-know-who

    1. Thank you!! <3 That means a lot to me. :)
      Thanks for the questions!

  7. WOW! so beautiful!
    Hmm, what would you want to do for a living? Do you crochet? Do you have pinterest? What is your favorite animal? Favorite color? Can't wait to see your answers!

    1. Thank you!!!
      Awesome, thanks so much for the great questions!


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