By Night’s Dark Embrace

Night’s dark embrace of these candles of petition

Speaks to a soul on its knees in the moonlight. It
Hears a mere cricket in the chorale: “Rejoice!” across
This fallow field. The shadow casted seeking Love.

This journey took so long. Too long it seems.
The day sets its weight down upon shoulders
Digging a grave to bury the soul of Ophelia
A chant pleads: “She still Lives! She still Lives!”

A voice reaches the blackened heart to wash away
Impurities, “one more day, one more day, one more…”
Hear me, Moonlight, speak petition to the soul,
A candle that flickers by night’s dark embrace.

3 thoughts on “By Night’s Dark Embrace

  1. S Francis says:

    These comments are amazing for me to read! Thank you for such a thoughtful reading of my words and such wonderful reflections. The poem itself does speak to the power of darkness and the power of a single candle that can keep us all moving in the darkness.

    Again, thank you so very much for being such a thoughtful reader and your kind comments. Always a pleasure to see your words.

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  2. MOMENTS says:

    Beautifully written. The first stanza is already very powerful and emotionally intense with these words: “Speaks to a soul on its knees in the moonlight”

    I like the contrast between “fallow field” and “shadow casted seeking. Love.” , where “fallow” and “shadow” are opposites to something beautiful such as “Love”. The double -ow rhyme sounds very musical. All this gives great strength to your poem.

    Also, I like the reference to Ophelia, poor soul. Love Hamlet, one of my favorite Shakespearean tragedies. The last two verses of the second stanza reach the poem’s climax.

    The last stanza is also beautifully expressed. The last line provides a powerful ending with again a contrast between the darkness and a flickering candle. Excellent work!

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