|"Glory, Spirit Visions" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
In gaudy but luxurious beauty,
The sun rises to greet the day.
Land leaps from the sea
While new and strange sights appear.
Staring into the darkness,
I find colors vague and bright.
Deep inside my sketchbook,
I discover a forgotten page.
This painting causes my heart to tremble.
Unexpected glory rises in the dimness.
Yellows glow within the green,
Drops of blood grow inside my vision.
Perfect fruit falls from the tree.
I reach to pick it up.
A dream voice warns me.
Is glory this forbidden fruit?
Mary Montague Sikes