Sharing one from the archives again for those who haven’t read it. Have a wonderful week ahead!
National Poetry Writing Challenge Day 17 to write a Nocturne. A nocturne is a composition to be played at night, usually for piano, with a tender, melancholy sort of sound. The nocturne should be able to translate this sensibility to poetic form.
My heart weighs a ton, the battle’s won,
The night is long, I await the sun,
I know not what tidings, ‘morrow shall bring,
Melancholy engulfs, the enemy crushed, yet my heart’s lost it’s zing…
The air is still, the road deserted,
My mind a frenzy, my thoughts distorted,
My peace threatened, I cannot breathe,
A longing deep, brews within and vows to seethe…
I rest my throbbing head, a forlorn tear escapes,
The moonlight pale, thro’ the skylight, gapes,
Shattering the darkness, a beam beholds,
And that one moment, a secret unfolds…
A gentle breeze blows, strokes me tenderly,
A night owl hoots, ” You cannot be lonely”,
I feel it’s presence, I see it’s shadow on the slab,
“The moon, the stars…
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