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Adumbration Poems

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Premium Member COVID-19 A New Darkness
darkness ...
it is closing its careless bite
upon ALL of us
it knows no favor, no age, no disposition
fear and all its dim shadows
paint the tremulous sky above
and swirl the murky waters at our feet
it casts an arrogant shade that we have...Read More
Categories: adumbration, dark, health, hope, humanity, love, wisdom,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Mask of Tourmaline
Twice the night had fallen upon a sleepless slumber,
Yet again awoken by winter when the third was three in number.

I sense that a silence doth sneak ‘tween cracks of weathered wood,
Conniving with that which shadows show to those whose senses...Read More
Categories: adumbration, anxiety, horror, imagination, mystery, myth, night, psychological,
Form: Couplet
Trenchant Recalcitrant Poet Welcomes Animadversion
(alternately titled: aery diction galloped jocosely)

Abbreviation asper "FAKE"
abdication (wishful thinking),
an aberration Trump accepted
abjuration (or alternative) i.e.
ablation, thee apprenticed

president, would never forsake
abnegation (sooner his cold,
dead paws pried loose Putin
on the Ritz Carlton), this
abomination, his indiscriminate

abrogation appears (underwent)
acceleration autocratic accentuation
Americans aver acceptation,
acclamation,...Read More
Categories: adumbration, 12th grade, fate, goodbye, hyperbole, mental illness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Original Mask of Alabaster
A wince doth lurk wearing which wicked gaze,
Of conniving cast shadows ‘tween my windowpanes.

Gazing through the window’s diaphanous gelid glass, 
I see a flushing fluorescent misty haze of frothy brass.

It floats aloft the frost of the frigid Winter floor, 
Stirring...Read More
Categories: adumbration, addiction, allusion, confusion, dream, evil, horror, night,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Mask of Alabaster
Once the night had fallen upon a sleepless slumber,
Whence the winter woke me when the third was three in number.

I sense that a wince doth lurk and wear which wicked gaze,
Of conniving shadows cast between my bedroom windowpanes.

I try to...Read More
Categories: adumbration, anxiety, confusion, deep, dream, education, fantasy, fear,
Form: Couplet



Winter's Adumbration
Shrouded penumbra
   Seconds shatter dawn's chilled gasp
        Moments remain mute...Read More
Categories: adumbration, nature
Form: Haiku