“Powell Valley Scenic Overlook” and “Revelation” by Neva Bryan


Powell Valley Scenic Overlook

Clouds pinwheel
atop mountain-pleated land,
celebrating the approaching rain.
They cast mercury shadows
across the summer-ripened valley.



October fog
drapes gossamer fabric
across Appalachia’s
curves and mounds.

Sun pierces mist:
light through a lover’s skirt.



Neva Bryan has published nearly 70 short stories, poems, and essays in literary journals, online magazines, and anthologies, including Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Still: The Journal, Minding Nature, Appalachian Journal, and Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Chatham University. Neva lives in the Virginia coalfield mountains with her husband and their dog. Readers can find a complete list of her publications at www.nevajbryan.com.


**Featured image of Powell Valley Overlook from Picryl via Pixabay, CC

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