Shepherd’s Warning

Early this morning
the sky screamed at me
a red warning

that echoed off branches
and filled the garden
with icy chill

so I filled my lungs
with daybreak
and screamed back.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Shepherd's Warning 3

My response to Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Scream

Sumana asks us if we have ever come to that point when we wanted to scream at ourselves or at the world; if we have ever come across anyone, anything, screaming. She wants us to write about screaming.

My poem was inspired by a photograph I took at around six o’clock this morning and the title is taken from the old saying: ‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning’.

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