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I’ll never know why people fear the night Why fear something so beautiful and fine? The darkness gives me more than can the light. People rely too much on eyes and sight I’ve learned that I can’t put much trust in mine. I’ll never know why people fear the night. Why talk things through, when you can yell and fight? Store up my blood and set in on a shrine. The darkness gives me more than can the light. I watch the world from cold and weary height, And feel the liquid, diamond stars align. I’ll never know why people fear the night. I think on death, and dream of warmth and flight. I don’t trust words or masks- show me a sign. The darkness gives me more than can the light. Not everything that’s pure and good is white. My throat is blocked by shining, silver twine. I’ll never know why people fear the night. The darkness gives me more than can the light.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 6/2/2017 11:33:00 AM
that was good, in a dark way; i felt like in a scary movie, of little horrors waiting to get me. well done, cheers!
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Date: 6/2/2017 7:58:00 AM
This hit me in a number of ways - the underlying feeling connects straight to me,. The fine Villanelle construction underlines this without ever making you aware that it is there. When you realise it is there it amplifies the effect.
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Little Sperling
Date: 6/21/2017 5:05:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 5/20/2017 2:08:00 AM
Wonderful villanelle, and so well written, I am awed. Like you I like the night, not the night especially, but evenings on the beach, with dark skies, and black water. I understand your metaphor though. Welcome to PoetrySoup :)
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Little Sperling
Date: 5/20/2017 3:45:00 PM
Thanks for your input!