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Nightsong (for Ruth's challenge)

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Skyfyre
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0 posted 01-23-2000 03:16 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Nightsong

In the moonlight, shadows dancing,
Flitting ‘twixt the ash and yew,
Cricket-song floats soft, entrancing,
Through the forest's silvered blue.

Zephyrs wander by, caressing
Leaves that hang from oaken limbs
And with quiet tongues confessing
Tales of awe and faerie-whims.

In the grasses whisper – listen!
Earthen spirits whirl and croon
Round the blooms, whose petals glisten
Laced with dew and kissed by moon.

Luna soars, her crescent canted,
Smiling softly in the sky,
While I close my eyes, enchanted
By this midnight lullaby.



 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

© Copyright 2000 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-23-2000 03:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is just so entrancingly beautiful! Well done, Kess!

Denise
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Fair maiden, from forth thy satin tongue flows honeyed mead,
Intoxicating odes of beauteous rhyme in wondered awe I read.
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3 posted 01-23-2000 06:12 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

SykeFyre-
Pretty gosh-darned terrific !
It just works softly for me.
I, too, am 'enchanted' by this
'midnight lullaby'.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Munda
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4 posted 01-23-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Oh Kess, indeed an enchanting midnight lullaby.  
Martie
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5 posted 01-23-2000 06:24 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I loved this--so sensory and sensual.  A lovely place for sure!
Meadowmuse
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6 posted 01-23-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Kess, this is by far one of the most fluid and poetically hypnotic works I've read in some time.

Claire
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7 posted 01-23-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for Bad Boy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bad Boy

Wow,
This one made me put my clothe`s back on
Very nice Skyfyre.
Im thinking you had your clothe`s on that night?
Im sorry,it`s just that your reply on my poem has been running thru my mind all day



 The Devil Made Me Do It.

Christopher
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8 posted 01-23-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I just kida started swaying back and forth n this... felt surreal in its melodic tones!
Bootiful!
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9 posted 01-23-2000 10:01 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Kess...The rhythm in this one is wonderful...it doesn't read but rather sings it's words....exce,,ent poem. Thanks for meeting the challange with such grace  
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Kess, you are extremely talented. The poem is excellent, as are your other works.
Skyfyre
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Denise:  Thank you so much, as always.  You are a shining star in my night.  

Mike:  WOW!  I think the reply is as beautiful as the poem -- I am flattered!  

Marge, Munda, Martie, Meadowmuse (the four "M"s -- LOL) -- thank you so much, all of your poetry has been an inspiration to me.  

Bad Boy -- ya never know, I have been known to venture outdoors in the buff too -- see my post "A Memory," in Prose -- LOL  

Christopher, leave my bootie outta this!  LMAO!     (No, seriously, thank you my friend, you know my moods LOL)

Ruth -- 'twas your approval most of all I sought, as 'twas your line inspired the poem -- thank YOU for a fine challenge!  

Bal -- TY, I do what I can.  YOu're not half bad yourself, for a Floridian!  

--Kess



 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Beki
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This is exquisite Kess. The rhyme and meter are perfect, the imagery intoxicating
.....one of the best I have read here.  
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