Derbyshire Morning

by Richard Vince

Last night's rain highlights
The imperfections in fields
And roads, making quicksilver
Patterns that will disappear
With the setting Sun.

That is hours away though.
The Sun has been up
A scant hour, and as
It climbs through
The amethyst sky it brings
Ever more light to
The January day ahead.

The crystal light scatters
Jewels across Derbyshire:
Diamond windows pick out
The river of jet as it
Flows through emerald fields.

Trees yet to return to life
Trace silhouetted patterns
Across the cornflower sky
As they prepare to exchange
The brown of winter for
Spring's green raiment.

Two silver lines snake
Ahead of me, scribing my
Path through fields and towns,
Through minutes and hours,
Through miles of beauty.


Posted on 03/03/2007
Copyright © 2022 Richard Vince

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Angelini on 03/03/07 at 06:00 PM

You've added sunshine to my morning, with your incredible imagery of a place I've never seen, but see in my mind. Somehow the morning commute isn't so ordinary when seen this way.

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 03/03/07 at 11:16 PM

This is such a great scene that you've set here, man. It's really good stuff.

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