‘Flames of bronze’

Flames of bronze 
abound in the arena 
Of yon heavenly realm 
amid the amber light of dusk 

As a sea of glass 
captures the copper sunset 
Upon the serene countenance 
that graces its limpid waters
And light from the dying orb of day 
floods the scene

Which scatters myriad rays of gold
through the hemisphere entire
While the burnished disc 
corruscates in the western skies
And scans the celestial chambers
for the solace of sanctuary 
‘Gainst the incipient cold 
of a merciless midnight 

~ d.a.simpson ~

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‘In the distance’

In the distance 
where the realm of heaven 
skims the earthbound land 
There rises a lofty wall of remote mountains 
hewn in granite 

Whose sharp features 
and steep inclines 
Grow soft in the lambent light 
of a mellow haze
That cloaks their rugged countenance 
in the gentle hue of another dominion 

As their pointed pinnacles
reach for the firmament 
and merge into the otherness
That veils the skies
in a dusky blue 
Which leads into yon infinity

~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Racquel Moss (raquelxmoss) on Unsplash 


‘A sun of vermilion’

A sun of vermilion 
scorched the evening sky 
With the embers of the dying day 

When the great orb 
flared a final adieu 
In the endless expanse 

And sank beneath the barren hills 
that exulted in the lambency of dusk 

While the waters of the lagoon
shimmered in light of evenfall 

And silence pervaded the scene 

While the mists of night gathered
for to shroud the land
At the midnight hour
when dreams and visions prevail

~ d.a.simpson ~

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‘Gently go the shadows of night’

Gently go the shadows of night 
through a sea of mist 

Without substance 
they do glide amid fragrant woods 
Dense with lofty columns 
cloaked in emerald green 
Ever a’quaver in the cool of evenfall 

Like a whisper in the wind 
they float across a serene lake 
and stir the still waters 
That pervade the silent realm below 

Over the lilac fields they drift

Where they stall
beneath the enigmatic countenance 
of a remote moon
Veiled by a waft of gauze
lost in the vast indigo 
of an ethereal midnight 

~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Valiphotos on Pixabay 

‘Rugged outcrops’

Rugged outcrops on yon eminence 
veiled in mists of purple 
Rose above the silence 
pervading the lilac waters 
Which graced a serene lagoon 
As it basked in hues of lavender 
emanating from a flawless sky 
darkened by the encroaching night 
Which spread a canopy of violet 
strewn with myriad stars 

Their diamond white light 
scattering upon the remote realm 
an infinity of blandishments
Wreathed in a haze of powder blue
shrouded in the perpetual mysteries 
Of the enigma that is nightfall

~ d.a.simpson ~

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‘The early morning mist’

The early morning mist 
shimmered in notes of lilac 
In the haze of a nascent daybreak 

As the hour of dawn 
heralded the auroral light 
And stained the far empyrean 
in hues of lavender and duck egg blue 

Where the horizon formed a line of deep mauve
That edged flawless seas 
awash with a harmony
Evoked by the serene silence 

Which pervaded a benthic deep 
as smooth as glass

For to reflect the sublime splendour 
of the mountainous skyscape 
As aloft it did a’blossom
in the glory of the waking firmament 

~ d.a.simpson ~

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‘A golden sun’

A golden sun 
melted in the firmament 
As it dipped the hem of its raging fires 
into the waters that lapped at the horizon 
For to cool awhile its blazing chambers 

And the skies turned to molten copper 
as the empyrean expanse 
coruscated in the lofty heavens 
While the vast open skies 
became an unquenchable ocean 
of seething infinity 
Aflow with shimmering lights
that evoked but dimly
The very glory unsearchable 
of that great light eternal 
That ever shines undimmed
in an unfathomable world 
Beyond mortal ken 

~ d.a.simpson ~

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‘A milk white light’

A milk white light 
from a vast moon 
shimmered aloft 
At the midnight hour 

It seeped through the thin gauze 
afloat in the empyrean ceiling 
With an ethereal lambency 
that pervaded the celestial heights 

While a serene indigo 
abounded in the sublime empty 

Where a spectral glow 
from a distant realm
Emanated from a sea of stars
as they roamed the vast scape
For to dispel a tenebrous darkness 
and clothe the skeletal trees
which graced the vernal land 
With a pearlescent lustre 
one deserted winter’s night 

~ d.a.simpson ~

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‘The sky blushed’

The sky blushed a delicate peach 
where it encountered the dark indigo line 
That described the horizon 
at the edge of the realm 

And a golden glow 
characterised the loftier dominions 
amid the mountainous skies above 
As they assumed the radiance 
from the disc of a waning day 

While the erstwhile blue of the sea 
took on a metallic sheen 
of shimmering turquoise 
When the crepuscular lambency
bloomed in the heavenly scape 
and encroached upon the world below

~ d.a.simpson ~

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‘A million stars’

A million stars 
lost in a sky of endless violet 
Cast a lustre of diamond white 
that shimmered amid the vast empty 
and lit the night sky 

As it broke through the silent darkness 
that brooded in a dark purple 
and arched over rolling hills of emerald green 
Where the leaves of silent trees 
stirred in the gentle breeze of midnight 

While the celestial glow 
from yon heavenly realm 
Illumined a river that meandered 
through the lilac fields 
as a streak of silver
On a journey to’ard the far seas 
Its destiny preordained to fulfil 

~ d.a.simpson ~

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