The sky is blasted with dragonish clouds
that blacken an ancient wind-blustered
landscape long ago weathered
into ridge and furrow,
dissolving the veil between human and nature,
between yesterday and tomorrow.

Murmurations of thunderheads gather,
unearthly shapes shifting across the gorge
where the sun god tempers day in his fiery forge;
an alchemist, he chants his spells unseen,
dissolves the ebony veil
and turns the landscape green.

Kim M. Russell, 3rd June 2018

My response to Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo Thursday photo prompt: Conflagration #writephoto also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry


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