Friday, January 20, 2017

Late afternoon sun

From the vantage point
of a car on a concrete ribbon
the landscape is ordinary:
harvested fields graying
in late afternoon, inevitable
roadside weeds labeled
“prairie rehabilitation,”
clusters of trees enveloping
farmhouses, ordinary
in that it’s seen
from almost every car
on every highway

the late afternoon sun
slants its light, showering
the ordinary with shimmering
gold, and the landscape
trembles as it’s transformed,
transforms as it’s redeemed
before the fall of darkness.

Photograph by Lynn Greyling via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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