Song of the Night

Posted: January 14, 2019 in thought stream

At dverse De Jackson has us focussing on the word ‘change’ which, of course, can take on many aspects. We have to use the word in a Quadrille – a poem of exactly 44 words.

It’s sunset,
but the moon has been up
this last hour.
Its aggressive phase,
waiting for the day
to clear its decks.
And I’m aware
of your impatience
for this change.
So you can sing again to the stars,
filling night with your brokenness.

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Comments
  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Ohhhhh. Those last lines are just too gorgeous. Love this.

  2. That last word of the last line really made me see the whole poem in different light (or darkness)

  3. lifelessons says:

    A lovely, lovely poem. Worthy of a second read and a third.

  4. It is a good poem. Not a word out of place.

  5. Oh, the aggressive phase of the moon. What a twist.

  6. You’ve quite literally brought tears to my eyes.

  7. qbit says:

    I like the aggressive phase of the moon! And the impatience to fill the night with brokenness.

  8. Beverly Crawford says:

    The moon is a master (or mistress) of change. Great write!

  9. Rob Kistner says:

    Love the moon, this is a wonderful post. The moon gets very aggressive on the 21st, the new-blood-wolf moon. Click my name here for info…

  10. Grace says:

    This is beautifully written from another angle of the moon, aggressive phrase. Each line is a gem Paul.

  11. V.J. Knutson says:

    Very good! Like where you went with it.

  12. the moon like a ship sailing between dark and light – particularly like
    “Its aggressive phase,
    waiting for the day
    to clear its decks.”

  13. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “waiting for the day
    to clear its decks.”

  14. sanaarizvi says:

    Love how you capture the aggressive phase of the moon!❤️ Stunning write.

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