Today we have a poem that I just did, from an idea that came to me while adding a video link to the last Hadrian’s Wall post. That video is relevant to this post, and contains the photos of iridescent light and sunset that influenced it.
The poem starts with the arrival of iridescent light, as it did that evening, when the photos were taken. They don’t always appear in the evening though, and I’ve also seen them in the morning.
The folding middle line is the sunset, which everybody notices.
The bottom half is the last light of day, which like the iridescent lights also has a subtle beauty to me, as it slowly leaves the sky to the north-west (in the UK). I often imagine where it is going, and how people further north can still see it in our northern hemisphere summer.
The words per line mirror each other in each half with a
6-4-2-4 (9) 4-2-4-6 structure.
There’s no punctuation, so it mirrors!
Summer Evening Sky Show
sweet shy scout for evening show
subtle colours enriching clouds
oh what a sight
Sunset fills the horizon with an upward rising splash
curtain call for day
slowly falling downward vanilla
chased by moon night time filler