‘Brightness Came’ by Richard B. Callum

‘Brightness Came’

by Richard B. Callum

“The long, sultry lull
ended when
throaty clouds complained
and squeezed the light
to a dim surrender

A moistrous syncopation
strafed me as I ran
glistened where it touched
the flickering channels
of plaited rivulets
entwined and knotted where they met
at every crowded outlet

Rumblous clouds’ rallentando
– grumblous – slunk away
silenced by a word
from the heavenly one
whose haloed spectrum girdled me

– And then the brightness came.”

A great poem written by Surrey resident Richard B. Callum


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