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Let me own the Night

Let me own the Night
Let the others play on bright sun-filled days, in song and merriment, play on. Let me own the shadows that seep into your soul, yet still promise hold, a promise of sleep 'til dawn. With the morning pray.., bring them on gilded and gossamer wings, for bright is their future with warmth of everlasting hope, and hearts lifted. I long to be as cold and silent as a blanket of new fallen snow, to spin webs, translucent, with life ebbing and borne of tragic past. When, at last, clouds part and ominous foreboding dread flees, into the corners, hiding..sinless, without remorse or regret. Let me own this cloak, beautiful as rough-hewn stone, I no longer seek acceptance, nor call another's fate my own. May Calliope sing and lull them to a blissful place, redemption their's to keep, for it was always said that it must be so. I will continue to turn away from the calamity of the sun, for what's left unsaid remains unsaid, what's left undone, undone. No tears will be shed that will be seen where shadows lie, the dark will hold them, it would seem, and so shall I.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/4/2021 6:51:00 PM
Beautiful ~ love your use of 'calliope'. Lovely to find your poem published in the 2020 PS Anthology, Richard.
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Date: 12/27/2020 10:55:00 PM
Lin, Can you hear it still? The music that goes on and on.. Blessings in your new year. -R
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Date: 12/13/2019 10:45:00 AM
Your last couplet..."No tears will be shed that will be seen where shadows lie, the dark will hold them, it would seem, and so shall I. Pure poetry. I read it three times for it's beauty as well as to allow Chopin's music to reach its end. I wonder how long you've been writing.
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Date: 12/14/2019 10:44:00 PM
Lin, Thank you for this comment. You said so much when you said you allowed Chopin's music to reach its end. Does it ever really end? -Richard
Date: 11/15/2019 3:54:00 PM
Here I go again! I didn't bookmark this lovely one for nothing)
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Date: 10/2/2019 1:24:00 PM
Wow! This is so beautiful and set along side one of my most favourite classical pieces I had goose bumps reading this. Well done Richard :-) x
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Date: 10/1/2019 9:50:00 PM
I love the night too! Beautifully written my friend! ;)
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Date: 5/16/2019 4:30:00 PM
Reading through your poems, I was looking for a right word to express my feelings. This verse let me find it. The word is epic. Caliope bless you, QtR. Fav.
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Date: 5/18/2019 11:39:00 PM
Kurt, Thank you for the comment. Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun....(Manfred's Calliope) I am working on an actual epic poem now. But I haven't found a way to show the 'human' side of the main character. So it may never see the light of day I'm afraid. -Richard
Date: 4/27/2019 10:42:00 PM
So beautifully written. A poetic gem, Richard
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Date: 4/26/2019 4:26:00 PM
Absolutely stunning poetry my friend.I mean from start to that excellent finish.. A fav, a greatly woven tapestry of depth and beauty!
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Date: 4/8/2019 10:26:00 PM
Thank you Connie. -Richard
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Date: 4/8/2019 5:44:00 AM
Profoundly moving Raven. I loved it! : )
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