Bonfire Night: Fireworks!
On Bonfire Night a thousand bright lights
Explode in November's autumnal skies:
Moon Shadow, Crackling Glitter, Comet Bomb;
Deadly Dragon, Pearl Shots and Flaming Sun;
Clustering butterflies, Opal Orchids,
Shanghai Surprise and sparklers of chrome and gold.
Wondrous colours of saffron, silver and green;
Scarlet, violet and short blasts of deep blue dreams;
The Tomb of Treasures, The Flower of Spring;
The slither of Shining Serpents that sting
The air - and dazzling white snow lingering;
There are so many dancing, delightful things:
Ruby Red Storms, Summer Fountains, Orange Feasts
And the whirling magic of the Catherine Wheel:
Scenes that briefly extinguish our woes
Until all that's left is a haze of smoke.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: celebration