#writephoto: Solstice

A serpent’s tail poem in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt. I might get a story out of it too.

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By the light of the rising sun,

dun trees dance naked beneath

leafless sky. Boughs bend,

(fends stone, this icy air),

their spindle limbs leaping,

seeping sap-blood chilled,

spilled upon the frosty grass.

Glass-green and brittle, the light,

night shadows chased away,

daybreaks, and boreal winds among the dancers sway.

Stay here awhile, watch sol invictus soar high,

sky-igniting, and feathered firebirds fly.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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