Chasing the sunset

Posted: November 25, 2014 in default

at http://dversepoets.com/this-is-us/ today we’re stepping into the world of fantasy ~ see how our imaginations are running…

Two shotguns let go
and echo through woods.
A thunderclap of crows
explode from the trees,
flecks of soot
swirling on the breeze.
Gathering their wits
they flap slowly over fields,
drifting low as if flying
is not worth the energy.
and gradually this flock morphs

into dragon smoke.

It catches an air current, writhes
down river, chasing the day
to its flare-out point.
This sinuous darkening cloud,
breathing
stretching
reforming
as it smokes downstream.

Heat draws it on
to the setting sun.
As it reaches the estuary
a glow beats in its heart.
Turns into a flicker,
quickens.

Flames swallow smoke.
Dragon fire blazes,
scorches,
then flares apart.

And a of flock fire birds heads out to sea.

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Comments
  1. brian miller says:

    beautiful imagery…i can see it all…pretty cool that is came of a bunch of crows too…i am a sucker for dragons as well…even if they burn up in the sun set….

    make it happen again….smiles.

  2. claudia says:

    what a sunset…dang it…so worth chasing it… i will think of this image next time i see one… wonderful

  3. Yes.. this is perfect imagination.. every evening there are flocks of rooks that settle close to the offices.. I love to see them as dragon-smoke… wonderful..

  4. I love the imagery… the flock turning into dragon smoke–very imaginative and pretty awesome.

  5. Very cool. I especially love the flock of firebirds heading out to sea.

  6. Such a gorgeous imagination you have.

    Brilliant poem and wow!!! you blew me away. 🙂

  7. Gabriella says:

    I too really liked the image of ‘dragon smoke’. A great sunset!

  8. lupitatucker says:

    I like the transition from fear and flight to reforming and fire. The dragon smoke is a cool image 🙂

  9. i love the patterns of birds chasing migratory flow.. and the image of the dragon of fire bird escaping the shot gun blast for one more fly of life.. is a positive image of energy and flow.. of life..:)

  10. Prajakta says:

    The build up is super and very colorful. Super description 🙂

  11. Polly says:

    Wondrous imagery – I like that they fly out to sea in the end…

  12. The imagery in this is fantastic, loved every bit of it and I felt myself moving with the birds.

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