Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings
Inspired by BB15, OVP15, AB15
While walking cross the dales and hills
I met a man, a giant in repose,
seated, chaired by sparkling rill.
He sat in silence, then spoke into the air
as if I could be anyone
or perhaps as if I wasn’t there.
But then he looked into my eyes
and told me of a massive bird
charcoal-hued who flew through fired skies
that raged in orange, vermillion,
as bleached tree stalks like rooted ghosts
admonished in the shadowed black.
He stopped his tale, and that was that
not another word he said,
and so, I left him where he sat
to travel on, left wondering.
For Day 15 of Paul Brookes’ Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge. We’re half-way through the challenge! You can see the images and read the poems here.