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Nocturnal Silence

I watched a lone frill -
flitter 'neath a crescent moon.
  A chasse quite brief;
  a waltz concluding too soon.

Dusk's nocturnal breath
whirls a foliferous heart.
  A ron de jame leap
  reinvents classical art.

The plume flits and floats
beyond a stilled rivulet - 
  one rebel osprey
  escaping Swan Lake's ballet.

Tchaikovsky's cygni 
are enchanted and enrapt;
  as a chaste quill sleeps
  'pon the brim of vesper's cap.

Copyright © John Heck

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 9:58:00 PM
    John, a very nice and awesome poem. Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-). Take care, and enjoy the new week coming up. Always & Forever! GOODNIGHT **LINDA**

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 2:33:00 AM
    Hey there, buuuuuddy! (channeling my inner Paulie shore, there)lol so? Still into doing that contest together? I am wondering, as I'm anzious to start another one. :) I seem to be a contest junkie. Let me know! Love, me :)

  1. Date: 9/8/2008 7:08:00 PM
    thought provoking. distinct as ever. always, Gino

  1. Date: 9/8/2008 4:21:00 PM
    Beautiful and enchanting work. The flow and metaphor was amazing. You are still very gifted---you haven't lost your touch. Keep writing, Sara

  1. Date: 9/8/2008 11:53:00 AM
    Breathtakingly beautiful.! Your writing is completly unique !. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/4/2008 4:12:00 PM
    I love the way this write is is so fluid, ansd I love the metaphors in this write, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 8/31/2008 1:09:00 PM
    This is brilliant, John. A perfect personification of the night. I'm blown away! So beautifully done! to you and to you, Mikki

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 3:44:00 PM
    Wonderful atmosphere and such vivid images. You sure haven't lost your touch. Simply beautiful. Love Heidie

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 8:54:00 PM
    this is one of the most beutiful pieces I have read. I am marking it as a favorite.. thanks so much for sharing!

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 3:44:00 AM
    Wow. The images here are crystal clear and crisp, so beautiful, as always, you are a delight to read. Take care, this is a sure winner! Love Kristin

  1. Date: 8/28/2008 5:39:00 PM
    Cleverly written as always. Let me know Sir John if you're in your proper condition right now, I've been praying for you since the operation you had. I'm looking forward to your books. I'm pretty sure it'll be a shoo-in. much respect and adoration, GiNo

  1. Date: 8/28/2008 3:39:00 PM
    This poem is perfectly performed, like the music of Swan Lake! I can hear it now!!...Carrie

  1. Date: 8/28/2008 3:22:00 PM
    John this is a wonderful piece of poetry here - very gifted is all I can say about the poet and the poem - A pleasure to read such fine poetry - God Bless John