Canal Reflections

Firefly reflections splash

Inky canal water,

Citric paint rinsed

From the badger brush

Of a Dutch master.

Against the interplay

Of twilight and shadow,

Charcoal scratches

Of lacy willow

Veil a violet sky.

Framed by a coal-black arch

Like the lens

Of the tow-path walker’s eye,

A masterpiece unfolds

Beyond the damp echoes

Of the bridge,

A frostier focus and a clearer view,

Of a snow-covered ridge

Bathed in festive phosphorescence,

A distillation of the season’s quintessence.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


My response to Sue Vincent – Daily Echo Thursday photo prompt – Lights #writephoto



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