Poem: The Skies Clear Over Heidelberg

Sunset on Heidelberg

The Skies Clear Over Heidelberg

The dark clouds break off,
cleansing waters giving way
to the evening sun
bathing the tranquil berg in
the warmth of its golden light.

Based on the comments on this photo on Heidelberg City‘s Facebook page, I think this is an evening sunset.  In my initial reaction to the photo, I used the word ‘morning’ instead of ‘evening’.  Luckily, both have two syllables and it was easy enough to swap.  The poetic form for this Ekphrastic poem is the tanka.


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