Topography by Sunset

Crepuscular light falls on a grey
lichen-covered rock face,
illuminating a maze
of micro countries,
mapped but uninhabited
to the human eye, until
red turns to pink and purple,
colouring in the outlines,
and they burst into life: a fairy lit
topography by sunset.

Kim M. Russell, 7th September 2019

Image result for lichen on a rock at sunset

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille: Are You Set?

Merril is our host this Monday, inspiring us to write quadrilles around the word ‘set’.

40 thoughts on “Topography by Sunset

    1. Thank you, Sarah. I’m glad I could provide your breath of fresh air. We have sunshine this morning. I just hope it stays like that for the weekend and next week.


    1. Thank you, Toni, The sleeping gnomes in our garden are covered in lichen now. As I’m writing this, we have a very large, handsome cock pheasant outside the window and he’s making the most amazing noise. I hope the cats don’t chase him.


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