Fire in the Sky!

Fiery Sunset


Fire in the Sky (An Octogram)

See it! Right at the horizon,

Fire in the sky!

Glowing feast to lay your eyes on,

To make you sigh.

Oh, to witness twilight turning,

Getting mixed emotions churning,

While the last daylight is burning.

Fire in the sky!

When the day has finally ended,

Fire in the Sky!

The sun sets the scene so splendid,

No rules apply.

May inspire poetic fellow,

Or make raging spirit mellow,

To behold the reds and yellow.

Fire in the sky!


Author Notes

Sunset photograph.

This poem is an Octogram. The octogram, a form created by Fanstorian Sally Yocom, is a 16 line poem divided into 2 octets. The rhyme scheme is aBabccbB ababddbB. The capital letters indicate that line 2 is repeated in lines 8 and 16. The syllable count is 8/4/8/4/8/8/8/4 in both stanzas.

This picture was taken by the author on the evening of May 19, 2013.

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