Heron Twilight

The lens of day’s diminishing light
freezes in the final blaze of sunset
a sky-borne pterodactyl silhouette,
whose serrated wings
and compass-needle head
trail a heron’s gangly legs.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

heron-at-twilight

Image found on Pinterest

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday’s Mix

This week, Teresa would like us to look at silhouettes, which have a wonderful contrast of light and dark to reveal the outline of an object. The question is, how this would look in writing? Can we illuminate an object/topic, masking its depth, showing just the outline?

I’ve re-worked a tanka I wrote last year.

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