In the Ashes

In the Ashes

It is quiet here

And the blossoms of the night are all around

Blending into deepening shades of dusk

The moon is still not quite full

And the stars open

Onto a firmament of silence

Covering the bounds of the world

Sparks from the fire

Drift up into the night

In drowsy warmth

Rising aloft to be lost

Glowing gold and red in the fading light

And we stand forlorn

In the ashes

With a sadness

We could never have imagined

© Ann Bagnall 2015.

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