With No Windows Save the Sky


Expressions of dream imagery

to drink slowly through a straw

confessions of extreme honesty

reflected in grey waters back home

a film over childhood borders

a whisper of fog

beneath the loudest of thoughts

a hijacked word

arresting the soul

from somewhere offshore,

in the ringing of the mast pole

rhythmic and in time

as if none has elapsed

between bedrock

and the most wayward of tracks

far flung,

the gulls go there now

looking for scraps

from languid lobster boats

switching their traps.

Follow the luminous wings

in the wind high pitched

above factory walls of red brick

in cities you once knew

until one by one

they’ll fall on the edge of view

at the furthest point

there’s no urban renewal

only a pillbox hut from World War II

with no windows save the sky

pointed through a frame with no door

laying down on a rock filled bottled floor

to breathe into a shaft

lowered into the sea

down that ancient stair,



terraced into the immensity

like bones in a darkening throat

you listen for notes

to create a rapport

regurgitating words

from the ocean floor.


10 thoughts on “With No Windows Save the Sky

  1. *like* – how are you, Dominick?

  2. nicktakis2012 says:

    that bunker always reminds me of you when i walk or ride there. awesome place.

    • domtakis says:

      That was the quintessential “Spot” for a while there, a place to retreat to. I’m realizing that wherever I go I seek out places like that to serve more or less the same function. Recharge!

  3. nicktakis2012 says:

    Hey Dom, Again I applaud the words that emanate from you.. Picturing you at the Point lying down in that pillbox shelter. With the ocean no windows save the sky. Getting close to the ocean and really getting into it. I feel close to the ocean. Like it is a long ago home. Very powerful feelings when one is near the ocean.. How did you get that picture from that angle.. . Amazing! Love, Mom

    Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:38:07 +0000 To: nicktakis@hotmail.com

  4. Impressive imagery: “with no windows save the sky \ pointed through a frame with no door \ laying down on a rock filled bottled floor”. I am envious!

  5. 00individual says:

    Just read your profile, we’re both Archivists of nature, travel and the arts’ influence!
    Thanks for your continued “attendance”.
    Peace, Brother.

    • domtakis says:

      Thank you! Glad to know there are others “out there”. I appreciate the visit and enjoy exploring your site as well. The 60’s and 70’s are endlessly fascinating for me. Peace and Aloha

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