Shards of rock lie silent
as ferns lean toward the sun
along the sides of the great vent
cut into a perfect dome above
sulphur from a tepid celadon lake
fills the air
Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond
From a visit to Furna do Enxofre, an empty magma chamber on Graciosa island in the Azores. Empty of magma, not fumes….
…the painting is my own, and one of several of the vent….