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In the Gloaming

This mystic time the poets call the gloaming,
A lingering salute to end of day,
Comes long enough to usher in the nighttime
And welcome in the moon and star display.



written 7/18/19
For Arbitrium Divisa 3 poetry contest
Sponsor Gregory E. Barden
Taken from my poem "Twilight" Posted  March 21 2005

                Twilight
The time of day to power a poet's fancy,
Are those short moments between day and night,
When rosy glows streak in the west horizon.
That lovely interlude we call twilight.

Somewhere between the daylight and the darkness,
The remnants of the sun still hanging there.
Erasing heavy burdens of the daytime,
Removing all the weariness and care.

The mystic time the poets call the gloaming,
This lingering salute to end of day,
Comes lonr enough to usher in the nightfall
And welcome in the moon and stars display.

The half-light often brings quixotic dreaming,
Even lulling birds and beasts to quietude.
This respite is God's gift for lonely spirits,
Bestowed on them to bless their solitude.

By Joyce




Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/21/2019 7:50:00 PM
This is such an inspiration to write more and more... I love your poem. It speaks volumes. Many prayers and blessings for you.
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Date: 9/19/2019 6:27:00 PM
This is just beautiful Joyce. I have just spent the last half hour hunting for your poem 'Twilight.' I really wanted to read it. I could not find it anywhere. Please post it below this winning poem if you can find the time. Congratulations on your win with this wonderful deserving excerpt! : ) xxoo
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Date: 9/15/2019 7:40:00 PM
wonderful to see you here, Joyce on this winner list. I hope this finds you doing well. Congrats for the win.
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Date: 9/14/2019 7:59:00 PM
Such beautiful and tranquil imagery glides on the lovely rhythm of your poem, Joyce. Congratulations on your excellent win. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 9/14/2019 1:03:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Joyce.
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Date: 7/19/2019 2:09:00 PM
I'm a lover of the moon and star display...love your words.
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Date: 7/19/2019 10:16:00 AM
Whispers of the Gloaming...NICE
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Date: 7/19/2019 9:56:00 AM
There's a special hush that your poem speaks to beautifully!
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Date: 7/19/2019 2:38:00 AM
Morning,Joyce What a beautiful choice! The picture you conjure up in these few lines is really atmospheric! In my ignorance, I had not encountered the 'gloaming' before Poetry Soup! It's a great word and I loved your sentence :A lingering salute to end of day'. You have a real gift for rhythmic flow, too Joyce- Blessings -Wendy
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Date: 7/19/2019 1:05:00 AM
Joyce, this poem has a magical, mystical sound to it and a lovely cosmic feeling. A beautiful tribute to poets.
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