Friday, 6 May 2011

As Day Turns To Night . . .

Darkness wraps around me like a cloak
as I sit before my open window
and watch the day leave

Silhouetted against the twilight
my guardian trees dance
fluid in the fading light

Trunks meander into branches
that twist and turn upward
toward the waiting moon

Until finally blackness reigns
and I am left to close the window
and turn on the light

.
© Susannah Bec 2011

12 comments:

Paul Andrew Russell said...

That is such a peaceful picture of a lovely evening, Susannah. :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful, tranquil, peaceful..........I felt I was the one sitting there in the semi-darkness.......lovely.

Deborah said...

Beautifully written as always :o)

Mandy C. said...

The visual imagery is very powerful in this poem. I like the third stanza that describes the trees particularly.

Rajesh said...

The dusk, beautifully captured. Great going Sue.

Carrie Burtt said...

I love the line "darkness wraps around me like a cloak"....you have such a wonderful talent Susannah! :-)

Renee said...

Darkness can be a comfort in many ways. I like the way you have described it here.

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments, they are much appreciated. :-)

Good to see you all. x

askcherlock said...

Beautiful and poignant imagery, Susannah!

Susannah said...

Thanks askcherlock. :-)

Good to see you. x

Karuna said...

Love this. Though I have to say I'd leave the light off. There's something beautiful about a creeping night that should be allowed to remain with us longer.

Susannah said...

Good to see you Karuna, thanks for popping in. :-)

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