Alligator Skin Glow

Alligator Skin Glow

Alligator skin spine of the earth
mountain fastness covered in white
bathed in blue-rose glow
irregular teeth vie with valleys
winding rivers of unknown flow
relief fades into evening
heights blend into depths
blue horizon disappears
over the edge of sight.


(view from 35,000 feet)
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18 Responses to Alligator Skin Glow

  1. Monica says:

    Hi Whitebuffalo! Thank you! I very much enjoyed what I found on your blog and plan to visit lots more. It’s a visual as well as a poetic delight.

  2. O Monica, I have been reading and enjoying your paens to the muse poetic. I really like this Alligator concept. Hello.

  3. Monica says:

    You are very kind, my dear friend. So glad to see you posting again.

  4. kenny2dogs says:

    Hello my dear Monica.
    Such an elegant observation and equally elegant verse.
    Clever Lady you.

  5. Monica says:

    Thanks so much, Bluebee – and another word I have learned from you!

  6. bluebee says:

    You have captured the ancient scarifications of the earth and the changing-light perspectives of flight so beautifully here, Monica.

  7. Monica says:

    I enjoyed it very much and will be back! Thank you!

  8. Monica says:

    Thank you for visiting and for showing me the way to your site. Special poems.

  9. Depending on the light they all have different colors. Strange and wonderful creatures.
    nice poem

  10. Scent of my heart says:

    Very creative, the alligator skin appeals with its glow! Thanks for your visit to my place!

  11. Monica says:

    Thank you very much, Laz!

  12. lazfreedman says:

    Love this one too, Monica 🙂
    Got my imagination moving!
    All the Best,

  13. Monica says:

    Thank you, Androgoth — and we know you have a fine imagination.

  14. andro51 says:

    I really like this Poem Monica and the visuals
    from thirty five thousand feet must be a wicked
    experience to say the very least… You have given
    the reader a glimpse of your insight my fine friend
    and with an imagination one can truly absorb the
    wording within your script… Be well now

    Androgoth XXx

  15. Monica says:

    Not very long ago, they had prop planes to Yellowstone. You could fly low and see your favorite lakes and rivers. Now the jets fly so high, it’s like looking from outer space. I thought of you, Pen, and can only imagine how you would paint the view.

  16. Monica says:

    I know it sounds weird, but that’s what came to mind.

  17. penpusherpen says:

    I agree with Sandy, Monica, your words draw an intricate picture in ones mind, and I’m sitting here imagining myself viewing the scene you’ve created by your descriptive words. “Alligator skin spine of the earth” … an instant and graphic picture … Such a simply wonderful poetic tribute to natural nature….. xPenx

  18. sandy says:

    What a picture your words paint. I love the idea of the alligator spine.

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