Monday, June 10, 2019

Prairie (Day 873)

The sun pricked diamonds 

in the air   we sat 

so still   barely moving 

under the leaden afternoon heat

in a berry-drenched murmur   

kind carmine Os scattered gemlike 

in the grass at our feet   

dreaming of the future   ancient 

and withered   almost quieter than 

the vivid lichen-scarred prairie  

persuasive as summer 

definite as January 

(c) 2019, by Hannah Six

Image: Jakob Koganowsky, Farmhouse in the Summer 

Light (1927), oil on canvas, via Wikimedia Commons

No comments:

Post a Comment