Sky fire

December dawn in crimson
spreading colour waves
belling thrush and robin songs into the west
where embers of sun-fire smoulder.

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Dawn yesterday. I’ve never seen such an intense crimson sky. Deepest in the east, and in the west a mass of orange cloud hung where the sun sank the evening before.

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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.

27 thoughts on “Sky fire”

  1. That’s what I thought before I saw Toronto’s sunsets. They were so beautiful but there was something almost unnatural about them. The sky was mainly dark red, turning purple at the edges. It was only later that I read it means the air is very polluted.

      1. It had better listen to Jane. She means it.
        The thing is, it’s oftentimes less cold when it shows. I’m not a big fan, like my boys, but I enjoy it on and off, especially when I’m not in the city. Or when watching it outside.

        To be frank, I’m starting to be scared of it now because of my bones and all. Can’t wait for the spring.

    1. I was gobsmacked. I’ve never seen those kind of colours at dawn before. Back to normal this morning with the usual big golden glow before the cloud thickens. Happy Yule or whatever 🙂

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