Sunday, February 26, 2012

Day's End





Day cools into evening.
Its long tendrils wrap into shadow
as Day lets go its hold,
submissively.
Withdraws its heat--
Moon awaits her journey yet.
And in this in-between time,
this time I love best,
with its sense of sinking down
toward ground,
of gradual slowing,
I wrap up the remains of my day
and turn on my favorite reading light,
pull open my notebook
and let pencil fly as it must--
until soul has returned to body
and the moon rises.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

art: Clo Baril Ombre et Lumière


http://dversepoets.com/2011/11/15/open-link-night-week-33/ 

27 comments:

  1. really like how the opening and ending mirror each other. Day cools into evening…sinking down…remains of the day…reading light(I instantly thought of a dark room with a dim light upon the page)…returned…moon rises End mirroring beginning, in between a progression and continuation throughout. Really nice write. Thanks

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    1. Thank you Fred--I very much appreciate the read and comments---

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  2. Let the pencil fly as it must.... I love the ending so lovely .

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  3. Audrey, glad to be at your blog. Every poet has a favorite time to write, and you have described yours beautifully. Loved your imagery of day giving way to the coming night. Thanks! Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/02/28/sr-elizabeth-and-babylon-400th-post/

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  4. I like that in-between time too...Great mood to write, think or just daydream ~

    Nice one ~

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    1. Thank you Heaven--I appreciate the read and comments! Enjoy your day!

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  5. Love the mood here--you communicate your own sense of serenity and appreciation well. The best writing comes when we are so full like that and it just 'must" spill out.

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    1. Thank you hedgewitch---I appreciate your read and comments--I too love it when it spills out--

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  6. nice..i too like these in-between times..and you capture the mood beautifully..and then the urge to write...to pin the moment to a page to make it last...i get this..

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    1. Thank you Claudia--I love dusk and its slowing--I find it is often a good time to write--thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

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  7. smiles...it is the last thing i do each night...give my pen the time to bring me home...and usually first thing as well...when it is thin between day and night...

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  8. This is very well done, capturing the mood so well. I enjoyed how you followed the setting sun andvrising moon, weaving their journey together to create a strong sense of time and place. The enlivening of your soul by poetry is so heart-felt I could easily myself in the verses.

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    1. Thank you so much for the read and comments Charles!

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  9. The picture suits the poem well; I saw your words dripping like wet paint, almost hypnotic. Lovely poem x

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  10. wonderful write, the imagery you pulled in through your words was perfect. ~ Rose

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    1. Thank you C. Rose--I am so glad that you enjoyed it!

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  11. I loved this ... esp the conclusion...

    "I wrap up the remains of my day
    and turn on my favorite reading light,
    pull open my notebook
    and let pencil fly as it must--
    until soul has returned to body
    and the moon rises."

    Awesome write - perfect description!

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    1. Thank you Robert--do let me know if you have a blog with work that I can read--when I click on your picture it takes me to Google+--

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  12. beautiful circling, enclosing of a serene setting. Wonderful share.

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  13. beautiful, audrey. u are such a terrific poet!

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    1. Hey Justin! Thank you for the read and comments!!

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