Fierce Glow



The sun’s fierce glow
around and between,
backlighting and


Washington, DC
is a place of
monumental undertakings
and memories.


A place of sky blue,
dreaming of the past
and the future,
softened by blooms
and river breezes.

Wisteria in bloom outside the Museum of American History

Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: Cherries are blooming, but the National Mall is bulldozed into dust clouds behind an endless wall of chain link fencing. Crossing from the Museum of Natural History to the Smithsonian castle is usually just a matter of crossing the green space, but instead, it’s blocked by endless fencing. Our taxi driver informed us that they intend putting in grass from outer space that will be green even in winter. Magic is alive and well.

Have a great rest of the week!



17 thoughts on “Fierce Glow

  1. The Smithsonian is my favorite part of Wash DC, Brenda. The historical elements, clothing, everyday items, documents and all sorts of exhibits are all amazing. I think it took us two days to see it all. Sorry to hear of obstacles outdoors in the grassy mall area. Enjoy and sink into the places. 🙂

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