Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dino Dinner

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A man was attempting to eat
A dinosaur buried in peat
He could manage the ears
But it ended in tears
When he finally choked on the feet.
Trevor Tucker


A moment earlier and the light
From the setting sun would have been too bright.
It would have been a rosy ball
Casting its redness over all.
Squinting eyes would have failed to see
The trees and their winter tracery.
The water of the lake beyond
Would have seemed to be a blood-red pond.
The rutted path would have tripped the feet
As the bright sun's dazzle was complete!
A moment later and the dark
Would have overcome the sun's pale spark.
Only a lingering line of light
Would have fought against the incoming night.
The hedges would have moved in near,
Making the pathway much less clear.
The darkened trees would have stretched on high
Unseen against a coal-black sky.
And the lake itself would have sunk and merged
As though the light had been submerged.
But the optimum moment here displayed,
Has captured the moment of the fade.
Pastel colours, lingering light,
Water appearing almost white.
A golden pathway seems to run
Showing the way to the setting sun.
The branches splay in silhouette
Against a sky which is pale blue yet.
An optimum moment, a perfect capture!
A record of a passing rapture.

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