I’d like to share a piece of my poetry with you. Feedback, constructive criticism, and responses/interpretations of this work are all welcome and encouraged.
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Singing of the Spheres
Your golden roar awakens me
amid rattling windows
and rustling blinds;
the cold sill
on my hard elbow,
speaks of silver-backed midnight-birds
who soar ever-eastward to capture the dawn.
In the dark of the theatre,
I reach to you,
watch the aisle-lights twinkle
amid chiaroscuro projections;
these are not wishes or dreamers on a screen,
but mere dew drops
cast upon the blanket of night.
Beneath a cold chandelier she watches us.
Every vice is a flavor tickling her stony tongue,
with each devotion and incantation,
she tosses her head of fiery tresses
from side to side – a beaded curtain hung about
the door of heaven –
sprinkling sunlight across verdant unknowns.
© 2007 Jade Leone Blackwater
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I wrote Singing of the Spheres in the summer of 2005. The first draft was written just before dawn, which undoubtedly influenced the star and light/shadow imagery that I enjoyed while writing this piece.
Please feel welcome to ask questions or share comments – feedback helps me grow.
Thank you for reading!
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