Tuesday, January 10, 2012

'Crystal Swans'

A visual prompt from Poetic Bloomings

A trick of the eye –
Crystal swans, swimming into
The golden sunset.

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Set water on fire,
Dying flames of the sunset!
Before the night falls.

* * *

Fires are cold,
Turned into ice,
Yet when the sunset
Splashes the crystal spikes
With gold, it brings to light the
Glow long forgotten.  It’s there still.

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur


  1. I love your philosophy Happy Amateur and have been meaning to tell you; it reminds me of what we used to tell our kids about education - find something you love to do and get educated enough to do it for the rest of your life ... but real education? Do it for the love of learning and forever ... if you're lucky enough, it works out ...

  2. Hi S.E. Ingraham, agree on all counts! Thank you for visiting, and for you words.