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The Circle Resumes

Sentries of the night stand guard in perfect formation
Across the stretch of wire, like clothespins on a line
While speckled flocks of grackle stain the landscape
Spots of black against a field of brown.

As if on cue, they choreograph their flight
Up and down, like waves at low tide
Just a ripple before they settle
Bobbing to a minuet as old as time.

Chatter of excitement as they discuss the day’s events
Children too excited to sleep, too restless to stay still
Something moves, and the sentries cry out a warning,
In harmonious exodus, the sea bursts forth into the sky

Absorbing the last strands of light
They take flight across the shallow riverbed.
Reflections of black specks against the setting rays of sun
Up towards the back wash of brilliant pinks and yellows

Shards of cerulean attempting to hold back the sapphire night
A finger-painting of bleeding hues
Streaked across a mat from a single orange focal point.
A stroke of madness in a painting of harmony.

Night’s orchestra tunes up for tomorrows concert
They return at dawn to greet the day
Renewing once again the sonnet of the night
And the circle resumes.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2010 12:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Lena. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 5:41:00 PM
    Thank you everyone. This was a fun poem to write.

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 2:39:00 PM
    Beautiful poetry dear poet...congratulations on your feature this week ! much love, james

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 10:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week Lena. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/29/2009 4:13:00 AM
    I am an avid birdwatcher myself, Lena! if time permits check out my poem 'birds I prefer' ...your 5th. stanza is mesmerizing!!! Jim