a Lily light afternoon, Maverick free verse

Written by: Eiken Laan

A shaft of sunshine
streams magnolia clouds
glides a vacant village
streaks a patchwork meadow
and warms textured straw bales 
wrapped in harvest light.

Milk laden cows 
graze on clover fields
as sheep stud high heather hills.

Sprinting brambles prickle
surrounding hedgerows
swollen with purple fleshy fruits.

Song birds
bolt from oak to sycamore
hurling melodies
blossoming the breeze
on a lily light afternoon.