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FLAVOR OF DUSK

FLAVOR    OF    DUSK


Comes the dusk -- a  bittersweet  mystery:
Sweet flavor of its cold-salted blade of disappointment.
Disappointing, disappearing light  where do you go?     
Oh, go from me, shiver of atavistic fear,  
For I fear the sharp cuts darkness’s return may bring;
Though it brings your arms and tender caress.
Caress me now, O last sweet rays of sun !
My sun, return to me, my beautiful fading light: 
Light my path and show me hope for the good.
Goodnight.  But then good morrow and we wake. *
Oh, wake this night my strength, and stir joy  -
For joy in the morning comes. **

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*      This line is based on  John Donne’s  THE GOOD MORROW
**    This line is adapted from  Psalm   30 : 5
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Written by  Sydney Peck      7  August  2012 
Entered in   Nette  Onclaud’s  Contest     WREATH ON THE FLAVOR OF DUSK

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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 2:24:00 PM

    KC.. just wondering if you wore your glasses when you wrote this, lol.. can't find the link between these 2 lines: Comes the dusk -- a bittersweet MYSTERY:/ Sweet flavor of its cold-salted blade of disappointment./.. or am i the one who needs glasses?.. good luck!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 5:17:00 PM

    Sydney, FAB! Stole a moment and read this. So glad I did. Enjoyable read. Though I don't think it necessary for contest, a wreath can come full form, circular, hence its name. You could end the first line... bittersweet and comely, so the last line connects to the first... but I like it so much as is. Nette's door is always open ;-) Hope to see this high up that winners list! Hugs, Cyndi

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 4:13:00 AM

    Sydney, I was very moved by this, in the beauty of your words, and feeling! X Peace, Ruby

    Beck Avatar Sidney Beck Date: 8/7/2012 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruby....thanks....you are very kind with your remarks.....I am pleased that it moved you....when this happens I feel it is a job satisfactorily completed....with best wishes....Syd