Friday Prayer

I was reluctant to go out

It would be cold, damp and boring

Just like yesterday and the days before.

I walked along the sea front,

Stopped for a mug of tea at Eddie's.

Then I turned back to the car .....

The sky had been obliterated

By lowering charcoal clouds

Beneath which, a ribbon of burning copper

Flamed along the horizon above

Multiple metallics of glittering sea.

Gob-smacked,

A prayer of Glory, of Hallelujah, of Amen

Fell from my atheist lips.

 

◄ Haiku for Life

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 12th Jan 2020 16:47

Taking to the outdoors can provide eye-opening events that don't
cost a thing yet are beyond any attempt at valuation. I remember
occasions when walking across Scotland - coast to coast: one
when caught on an exposed hillside as a storm rolled in, bringing
with it primeval trepidation and a sense of sheer human vulnerability
in the face of an approaching uncaring force of nature. Descent
was quick as the air began to hum and crackle!

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afishamongmany

Sat 11th Jan 2020 20:10

Beautifully expressed Hazel. Yep, the heavens declare and the seas proclaim.
Go well
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