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Black Diamond Night

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Black Diamond Night

Black Diamond Night

Life is a cruel wench, a beckoning tramp, she is.
 Sprawling wide open to draw us into her erotic nectar.
 She whispers lurid words which promise to forestall
 The imminent erosion, of illusionary perfection.

The promise of a tomorrow? Few have the inherent structure,
 To challenge her guile, humming quiet, sweet victory.
 Only the ancient one, who hides beneath our vision,
When wrenched from the rock, is still perfect in her imperfection.

Dawn loses its battle to dusk, and returns again to be defeated
 In an endless, biblical battle. The waves wash up on the shore
Wrenching the sands from pounded beaches; only to spew up
 Again and be dumped ashore by the evenings rushing tides.

I lie on my back, on a beach, gazing up at dark stars,
On this black diamond night, sadly, wiser.

Brenda  Molmod  Atry  8/14/2012

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  1. Date: 6/2/2013 7:16:00 AM
    Very nice, evokative... Terry

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 1:00:00 AM
    Wonderful write!

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Brenda , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. pd

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 4:37:00 PM
    so gald to see you peeking in! Hope you are well and happy and have a great family hoiday! [soup mail] Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 2:07:00 PM
    A pleasure to visit and read your poems Brenda. You write very well. Have a wonderful new week. oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 11:49:00 AM
    So glad I found my way here through Debbie's poem----this is a special poem, an awesome write in my humble opinion!!!!! Going to fav this along with Deb's

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
    An awesome write and nice imagery on this poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 10:51:00 AM
    An impressive write, Brenda! Fantastic imagery and use of personification! Was this entered in the black diamond night contest? I'm surprised it's not on the winners list. Enjoyed the read this afternoon...hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 6:05:00 PM
    Life is a bastard son proding the fertile horizon/ poking into places tender, tearing the wide open expanse of delta dawn/ he taunts, ruse and bellicous, so full of himself/ spewing into the weakest streams the yin dreams/ Light & Love

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 9/9/2012 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the inspiration my muse..please read Bastard Son
  1. Date: 8/18/2012 12:31:00 PM
    I am so glad that you are not in jail or something! I missed you - This " ancient one..." sounds Messianic - Maybe twilight surrenders to to the dawn? Once more Brenda, you have tuned the chords of my soul's awareness, thanks - Life is a rapacious beast, but it also gives - J.A.B. %