Just a moment

Posted: September 7, 2013 in nature poems

It explodes out of the quiet.
An electric surge
flowing above the water.
Then it stalls and in a wing flicker,
there’s a flash of rust.

Cutting back it darts again.
A vivid turquoise streaming away
into the bank.
All that’s left is retina seared brightness
and a mind replaying the moment.

  1. I’m wondering dragonfly? Kingfisher? Nice images.

  2. Paul Tobin says:

    I thought Kingfisher- you capture that moment well.

  3. brian miller says:

    you def capture the energy and motion in this…and whatever it is…it allured my eye for a bit…smiles.

  4. Ruth says:

    you caught me in that moment as well – wonderfully vivid write

  5. Sherri says:

    Hi Paul! Dylan from Suffolk Scribblings sent me this link to your lovely kingfisher poem as my birthday present yesterday and I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading it! It really captures that moment when we barely manage to catch that ‘flash of turquoise and rust’ and then, gone, as quickly as it apppeared, left only with our ‘retina seared brightness’. Beautiful!
    I love kingfishers and I wrote about my experience with seeing one up close last year. If you would like to read about it you can do so at this link: http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2013/09/10/remembering-2001-and-a-birthday-kingfisher/#comments I will be back very shortly to read more of your poetry and prose 🙂

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