“Sometimes it seems the universe wants to be noticed.”
~ John Green, from The Fault in Our Stars ~
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
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8 thoughts on “SOLC 2014/Poetry Friday: The Reward”
Love the breathtaking images in this poem. It reminds me of watching the sunrise in Haleakala Crater on Maui. It definitely felt “other worldly.”
Jama, This photo was taken at the top of Haleakala! I came across it several years ago and was mesmerized. Thanks for stopping by.
This poem contained so many beautiful images. A reminder to pay attention to the world around us!
Beautiful Catherine. Wish I was there.
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.
Just lovely images, Catherine!
Such color, such beauty, such marvel! Thank you Catherine. I love it.