SOLC 2014/Poetry Friday: The Reward

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“Sometimes it seems the universe wants to be noticed.”

~ John Green, from The Fault in Our Stars ~

Photo by Wally Pacholka,
Photo by Wally Pacholka,

The Reward

A sign at the bottom of the trail

promised a view,

so we trudged up the slope

of bare, black rock.

We reached the top and gasped

at the vista suddenly revealed:

soft pillows of fog

filled the crater below.

Ribbons of pink and orange, yellow and green,

arced over the mist.

A fog bow; a bridge to fairyland.

A trillion stars carpeted the sky above,

Mars dazzled, outshone them all.

Such beauty’s otherworldly,

the cosmos puts on quite a show.

© Catherine Flynn, 2014

Be sure to stop by A Year of Reading, where Mary Lee Hahn has the Poetry Friday Round Up.

Thank you, as always, to StaceyTaraDanaBetsyAnna, and Beth for hosting the Slice of Life Challenge. Be sure to visit Two Writing Teachers to read more Slice of Life posts.

8 thoughts on “SOLC 2014/Poetry Friday: The Reward

  1. Love the breathtaking images in this poem. It reminds me of watching the sunrise in Haleakala Crater on Maui. It definitely felt “other worldly.”


  2. I want to see this, & you’ve helped by writing the image, but wow, it sounds so beautiful. I was just looking at our ‘few’ stars the other night, few because I’m in the city. I need to get away from those lights so I can see the milky way again, & more, too. Thanks Catherine.


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