The limpid waters

The limpid waters 
frolicked in the evening light 
and lapped at the foothills 
edging the heavens 
Where the horizon 
hemmed the surface of the deep 
as it turned to indigo 
beneath a mountainous sky 

A sky of impenetrable darkness 
which brooded over the slumbering realm
As the seas assumed a metallic lustre 
shimmering in emerald green 
In the light of an ivory moon 
dangling low in the midnight firmament 
~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Willgard on Pixabay 

The stars in the night sky

The stars in the night sky 
hold the obituaries 
of myriad moments 

Each epitaph 
inscribed upon a diamond white speck 

Etched aloft in the heavenly heights 
‘gainst the velvet sheet 
of a violet midnight 
Harvested by the orb of day
and scattered across an infinite expanse 
of powder blue 
From dawn until the hour of dusk 

Then writ in bands of lilac and salmon pink 
at the setting of the sun

Testimonies a many 
displayed across the celestial canvas 
That captures tales of the spirits 
who dwell but awhile 
Amid the land of the living 
~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: jplenio on Pixabay 

Silently fell the hour of night

Silently fell the hour of night 
upon the tranquil scene 

Silent as dust 
settling in a deserted castle 

It came to rest amid a moonlit realm 
immersed in the enigma 
of a velvet darkness 
Shrouding the land 
with the veil of midnight

And a serene stillness abounded 

As a million stars
of diamond white 
glistered like jewels
Strewn across the indigo sheet
in the inkiness of a sublime nightfall 

While the flawless surface 
of a crystalline lake
Shimmered beneath the infinite opulence 
gracing the celestial emptiness 
~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Pixabay taken from Pexels 

A chalk white moon

A chalk white moon 
braved the steel grey 
a’brooding in the far heavens 
Where the eastern skies 
await the nascent orb of night 

It ascends the lofty walls 
amid a turmoil of leaden clouds 
Burgeoning at the foothills 
gracing the vaulted ceiling 
arched over the dominion 
When eventide falls

While a ruthless tempest brews 
high in an infinite firmament 
And hovers merciless 
above a hapless prey below

Until its hour of glory is come
to assail for a tide and a time 
The land of the living 
~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Prettysleepy on Pixabay 

‘A light’

A light of ethereal pallor 
spills across the waters 
Its milk white evanescence 
a transient brevity 
of spectral nebulosity 
Seeps through the opaque shroud 
cast by an evening mist 
Veiling the clifftops 

Lofty walls  
describing a semi circle
that reach the far shores of yon bay
Where waters softly lap

Beneath a midnight firmament 
bejewelled by myriad stars 
Lost in a violet infinity above

While the great orb of night
emerges from another reality 
for to ascend above the ink black line 
etched at the horizon 
As the benthic deep exults
amid the dark dormition 
Enfolding the realm awhile
~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: TerriAnneAllen on Pixabay 

‘Clouds of cotton white’

Clouds of cotton white 
Brush the lofty blue 
They spread wisps of gauze across the vast expanse Gracing the heavenly canvas 

For to whisper 
Of an infinity upon infinity 
Beyond this mortal scape 
Far above the tranquil scene below 
Pervading myriad patchwork fields 
That carpet the land in hues of emerald green 

Where endless hedgerows 
Snake ‘tween the meadows

And lofty oak trees 
Exult in a gentle breeze
That stirs their leafy boughs 

While a gleaming river
Meanders amid the bucolic idyll

Gilded by a blazing sun of dazzling gold              

~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Tunis Tuğ on Pexels 

The early morning mist

The early morning mist 
cast a pale wash 
over the scene entire 
As the nascent dawn 
stained the realm 
in a lilac haze 

It wafted over the waters
at play upon the tranquil lake
Which donned a raiment
of diaphanous lavender 
That gleamed in the lambency 
of a silent daybreak 
While patchwork fields 
sparkled with dew
Studding the land 
with myriad diamond lights
Which caught the sublime glory
bestowed by the rising orb of day
~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Kyle Roxas on Pexels 

‘A #moon of pale cream’

A moon of pale cream 
hangs upon the insubstantial walls 
of an ethereal cosmos 

Whose vast heavens coruscate 
with light spattered across the skies 
by myriad stars of diamond white 

Piercing the impenetrable darkness abounding amid the celestial canopy 
As it pervades the cool chambers 
of an enigmatic midnight 

Where evenfall mists
whisper in the infinite indigo 
As they glide through the deserted expanse 
~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: flutie8211 on Pixabay 

‘Light from the dawning of day’

Light from the dawning of day 
cast a wash of pale gold 
Across the scene 

Its rays of whitest hue 
filtered through the mists 
a’float in the early morn 
Where shadows of night 
lingered low over the realm awhile 

Reluctant their leave for to bid 
of this serene idyll 

As they wafted ethereal 
over the placid waters 
pervading the lake a’shimmer in palest blue

Like spectres unearthly 
from another dominion entire 
Drinking from the cup of plenty 
gracing this silent hour 

~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: olga-filo on Pixabay 

‘The lofty clifftop’

The lofty clifftop 
casts a solitary shadow 
in the silence of the nightscape 
A stark etching in ebony black 
‘gainst the backdrop of a nocturnal indigo 

It stands watch over the realm below 
where whispering seas 
lap at a deserted shoreline 
With a chorus of songs 
from mariners ancient and new
Echoing from a far horizon of inky black 
to the golden sands 
a’shimmer in soft moonlight
As ocean spume simmers 
at the hem of the beach

When darkness spreads through a vaulted ceiling 
gracing the celestial firmament 

And a rustle of leaves 
in notes of lachrymose lament
the songs of sorrow 
from the vernal trees issued

Is heard a’blowing 
upon the wings of a gentle breeze 
Caressing a sublime evenfall 
with a soothing lullaby 
The stillness of midnight for to serenade awhile            

~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: 12019 on Pixabay