amaranthine #amwriting #dVerse

Visit the underground at dVerse to join in.

amaranthine

manmade stairs
to subterranean cave

damp shroud
of chilled darkness

farther
into the lava tube

murmurs molder

extinguishing light
I present alone

echoes consumed by
volcanic sarcophagi

 

end 5/23/2017

Sascha Darlington

Based on a visit to Lava Beds National Monument located in northeastern California.

Advertisements

19 thoughts on “amaranthine #amwriting #dVerse

    • Thank you for letting me know, Sabio. The color scheme was a recent change. I’ll probably have to reconsider.

      I appreciate your reading and commenting as well. Lava tubes are very interesting; great natural history.

      Like

  1. Ah, and here I am with my hot cup of morning coffee and enjoying another trip into a lava tube! You’re right….who would have ever thought that two people would write about lava tubes on one prompt??? We are foever lava-kin! I descended with you here…and I especially like the tought of the tube being the “sarcophagi”…. it is right? It’s the burial ground/tomb of the last remains of that one lava flow….and you’re right…when you’re in there, it feels like you’re entombed. We had about 6 people in our group on this excursion and one of them took one look at the entrance and said, “nope — I’m claustrophobic” and stayed in our vehicle. We’d also explored a lava tube in Volcano National Park in the Big Island (Hawaii) with a volcanologist we’d hired for a private tour. It was not as “rough” as this one in Iceland…and was used by many tourists and you could actually stand in most of it. This one was really rough, and quite a challenge to make our way in.
    PS: colors work for me as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks for reading, Bev. The ones that I went into opened up into a big area that had more narrow tunnels going out from it.
      I’m with you. If I had to squat or crawl, I’d probably just point the flashlight in and say: lookie there, isn’t that cool and the visit of that one would be done. 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s