This is a strange English sentence to me, like it should sound abstract but it doesn't come across poetic enough? The idea of the sky being "the ceiling of my home" seems a lot more beautiful than the sky being "the roof of my house". Maybe because people tend to look up at their ceilings?
Unless, of course, I'm misunderstanding something in the translation. Or the Indonesian sounds more poetic than the English does.
Atap (noun) : roof Ceiling (noun) : plafon
I just don’t know why the writter makes sentence like this. But you’re right, Indonesian is poetic, formal, and polite languange. And also most Indonesians are not stright to the point.