FRIDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2021
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..
Prompt ~LOST IN LAVA SWIRLS
LOST IN LAVA SWIRLS
by John Yeo
Snow builds in mountainous waves
Lockdown travel, harsh restrictions
Meandering, drifting thought-waves
During dreary snow-encrusted days,
Lost in deep imagination’s sunshine
Miles away across the ocean.
Thoughts of Mount Etna’s last eruption
Sunshine with swirls of ash descending
Colourful, dramatic, awe-inspiring,
Lava; scorching everything in its path,
Thickening ash darkens the Italian sky
My mind meandering lost in the lava swirls.
© Written by John Yeo.
Mount Etna erupted on 17th February 2021 with no injuries or damage caused.
The Italian volcano Mount Etna has erupted for the first time this year 2021.
The volcano which is located on the island of Sicily, erupted on Tuesday, sending jets of lava into the sky.
Pictures shared on social media showed a plume of smoke rising from the mountain and ash raining down on buildings.
A nearby airport in Catania, was forced to close temporarily due to ash in the air making it unsafe to fly but there have been no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption.
(Report by April Roach in the Evening Standard.)