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Below is the poem entitled Shades which was written by poet Debbie Guzzi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Night spills over the day like India ink from a well
bleeding into the deep crevasses of hill and dell
running into clear cold streams once shimmering, bright 
painting Prussian blue the trees on the high chaparral.

Night edges the golden hour of Autumn days so bright 
merging with the harvest moon, the solstice at midnight
melting in to sleepy hollows, pale and bloodless blue, 
cajoling colonies of bats to bank and soar in flight.

Night caresses the winsome lovers silhouette.. adieu 
as its hold is weakened toward a shade of baby-blue
A painter's pallet is the night of hues, shades of light
the sovereign signs of fantasy as darkness ensues.

*Interlocking Rubaiyat where the rhyme of lines 1,2&4
of verse one are taken from the end word of line 3
in the verse before, the last verse returns the end rhyme
of line 3 ;)

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 9:00:00 AM
    You little devil (LOL) you do know the way to my heart---this is like a painting we watch unfold from first brush stoke to last and it is beautifully written imagery and the poem is crafted so well.

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:34:00 AM
    this is SO COOL, Debs. My favorite one so far. FAVE (and congrats on the win)

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 1:34:00 AM
    Congratulations debbie another stunner xx

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Debbie :-) A wonderful congratulations in Craig's "Night-Dark-Black-Happy-Sad" contest. Nice reading and supporting all his winners. have a nice and wonderful day, *PD

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:27:00 AM
    you really pulled this from deep within your heart and expressed it wonderfully, debbie... congrats!...:) hugggs

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 8:17:00 AM
    congrats on ur well deserved win...xx..:)))

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 7:35:00 AM
    Very the use of color here..congrats. BG

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 6:21:00 AM
    Congrats on your win! Thanks for your comment on my poem.

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:39:00 AM
    Many congratulations on an awesome win with this wonderful poem!! Debbie, this was truly lovely...

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 10:35:00 PM
    congratulations :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 9:51:00 PM
    lovely poem from a lovely poet :) Cogratulations friend Debbie for your win..cheers and hugs!!!

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:55:00 PM
    Gorgeous, toots! I can barely keep my eyes open... I had comments to leave tonight! Sigh... and tomorrow and tomorrow.... Hugs and congrats. Oh, ps, LOVED bloodless-blue, proof that blue can still be rhymed free from all cliche and original as all get out! I will need to try this form. Thanks for the explanation!

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:51:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, one that only Debbie could have written. Well done and congrats on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:36:00 PM
    Great poem... intricate.. Congratulations on your win!! Terry

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 6:22:00 PM
    Tristen said it, a treasure. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 10:43:00 AM
    Debbie, this is gorgeous - you have mastered all forms. - Oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 8:05:00 AM
    Romantic beautiful shades...enjoy reading this tonight..thank you Debbie for nice share..wonderful writes...<3<3<3 :) SK

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 7:51:00 AM
    Night's scintillating shades so artistically painted with your creative touch. I enjoyed the first stanza as well. The opaque tinting that occurs when twilight fades to dusk is beautifully captured by your apt mind.

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 7:36:00 AM
    I'll never see night's cloak the same again... this is a classic, Debbie...