Twilight Sky
 

 
Twilight Sky



Time and I sit together
Sharing a sunset, one beat
Of life's heart, a bittersweet
Companionship at times...

For Time has seen my best
And been with me at my worst,
Has heard my pleas, unrehearsed,
Understood my changing moods...

And I, too, understand Time, its need
To mark the end of every day
When sun and moon cavort and play,
Teasing an almost silent twilight sky...

There is that one breath,
That one sigh we both await
Before Time claims nature's fate,
And then softly tiptoes away...

I wish we could spend them together
These last moments, these most cherished times
When day and night give us their best.
Blending near silence and twilight moods...
But I know there is that need
For Time to skip across the sky,
Gathering twilight's last lingering breath,
Before slowly silence slips away.


Written for Bronzedragon's 'InFORMation' challenge
Phrase: 'slowly silence slips'
Form: Soliloquy (instructions below)


The Soliloquy Form:

The soliloquy form of verse combines aspects of free verse with form poetry.
It appears, thus far to lend its self to any subject.

The structure is four quatrains followed by an octave, making a work of 24 lines.

Each quatrain is composed of a rhyming couplet sandwiched between blank verse or non-rhyming lines.

The octave is composed of lines terminating with the end words of each blank verse line, in order of appearance.

The form may be metered or not.

When read aloud…and I recommend doing so…the finished work should have a “thoughts spoken out loud” flavor and a questioning nature.

An outline for it would be as follows:

Letters refer to rhyming lines…Numbers refer to blank verse lines

1
a
a
2

3
b
b
4

5
c
c
6

7
d
d
8


Next follows the eight lines using the last words of every numbered line in order of appearance.

By Myrna D.

© 2010 Myrna D. (All rights reserved)

 

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