Happy Poetry Friday!
My poem this week was inspired by Margaret Simon’s prompt, from her post this week on THIS PHOTO WANTS TO BE A POEM… I wrote the poem, didn’t have a chance to post it, then tweaked it a bit more. The image, Florida Sunset, is Leigh Anne Eck’s, and she graciously gave me an okay to share it, isn’t it gorgeous—thanks Leigh Anne, and Margaret, for both of your sparkling inspirations!
GLISTEN AND BREATHE
Sun and Sky
paint a glowing picture…
Sun catches our eye above
as she spreads her luminous light
like a giant prehistoric dragonfly,
amongst a backdrop of Sky’s
violet-tinted paynes gray
only Mother Nature might create.
Wait—Water wants in too,
and sprays her walk-way of sparkles
stretching from horizon to shore
in alignment with
While silhouetted forms
soak in their
© 2021 Michelle Kogan
DOWN BY THE CARIB SEA
(VI: SUNSET IN THE TROPICS)
By James Weldon Johnson
A silver flash from the sinking sun,
Then a shot of crimson across the sky
That, bursting, lets a thousand colors fly
And riot among the clouds; they run,
Deepening in purple, flaming in gold,
Changing, and opening fold after fold,
Then fading through all of the tints of the rose into gray.
Till, taking quick fright at the coming night,
Read the rest of the poem here.
Molly Hogan at her blog Nix the Comfort Zone is our host for this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Molly! Molly’s post is all about Summertime, gardens and how summer can slip away, be sure to drop in.