A Sliver of Silver

Morning moon a precise and beautiful sliver
of silver in a grey sky

The sun’s reflection from elsewhere 
a pink cloud, lower, late autumn

Winter sky gazing, first morning thing
after tasks, regular, glowing with monotony

Silver moon glow and pink sun cloud
like a stage set for life to appear

But this is life in all its gay glory
after this the day will descend into doing

and these shades of perfection
lighting up the sky, strike a note, a clear bell

ringing in the fog of approaching winter


Lynn-Marie Harper.