Impossible Guest

One afternoon at the
million-bells which hang
at the corner of the deck
he appears for a fleeting
instant an apparition of
inconceivable beauty
thimble-sized seraph
gorget ablaze like armor
darting from trumpet to
trumpet then entirely
completely gone and I am
left to ponder if such
an astonishing creature
really exists or was it just
the fantasy of a mind
starved for beauty and wonder?

-John Kaprielian

John Kaprielian has been writing poetry for 35+ years. A nature photographer and photo editor by occupation, he brings his eye for natural history his poetry. He has been published in Foliate Oak, The Blue Nib, Blue Mountain Review,, Thema, and Minute Magazine. His poetry Facebook page is: