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The Rising Of The Dusk

The Rising Of The Dusk

a hurry home hour
this sill of winter
just one step away from 
the revealing white of snow.

a change 
surreptitiously  invades the way, 
as landscape morphs
before a weary traveller trudging there
dusk a preamble to the dark of night.

seemingly it rises from the ground
and clings to shapes of tree and rock
whose bright face remains to the west.
a silent battle ensues between.

trees become their skeletal nemesis.
long branches, grasping fingers
clacking in the cold air that filters through
bent and twisted bodies
bare of softening silken green

boulders could be the hunched 
shoulders of ancient ogres 
cursed long ago, by Merlin,
buried by the wayside they once 
hunted for lone travellers at sun down.

The rising dusk is the progenitor of 
many tales told from inn to home.
cautionary stories about the difference
brought on by the coming of dark. 


Copyright © PATRICIA CRESSWELL | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 4/25/2021 11:46:00 PM

I miss you and your poetry Patricia. Hope you are well and still able to do a little writing at the very least. Very much hope to hear from you again one day. Lots of affection. :) john
Date: 10/25/2020 1:30:00 PM

Vivid imagery in your poem... Hope you are well. Not seen you in a while
Date: 3/5/2020 5:16:00 PM

Lovely poem, Patricia.
Date: 11/18/2019 5:50:00 AM

Wonderful words,Patricia. Evocative and mysterious.
Date: 10/10/2019 5:40:00 AM

So many vivid images Patricia. A personal imaginative view of dusk conjured up by you- truly evocative.
Date: 9/15/2019 6:49:00 AM

The imagery that you manage to attach to your poetry is, simply put, - superb! And this is no exception. Fantastic writing, Patricia. Your good friend always. :) john P.s Looking forward to many more poems from your creative pen.
Date: 9/13/2019 3:04:00 PM

Thank you george.

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