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The Night before the Morning after

THE SLEEPING SKY 4th May 2013.

Pillow of grey clouds you cushion the sky,
its paleness weakened as day dies into night,
she cannot survive without the light of hours
that breath life into rain and showers,
that on this very date fell incessant until late;
now calmed by cool and damp, the wistful
fitful night comes creeping over all, a blight,
that touches every living thing, makes drowsy,
dizzying the mind, not meant unkind,
debilitating aged bodies, as we too sink into
our beds of sheeted still, and sleep,
it's heavy veil, closes our eyes against our will.
BLOOM 5th May 2013.

Blooming, bombastic dawn
flushes across the heavens, 
breaks the deep dark clamp
of night's heavy velvet weight, 
raising its lid of obsidian,
revealing the pearl- like splendour of day's
fresh new dress, all glittering with stars 
that scintillate;
In the placid wash of colours 
flourished by her sweep of grace, 
the face of new horizons
filling the mind with positive thoughts
banishing the dour, the dismal,
the dripping sorrows of winter's past,
white crystalline frosted tears
that hung from trees and rocks like acid rains,
their drops of silver touch now the waking
fingers of the fronds all waiting to take their cue 
climb into view of spring and summer suns and bloom. 

Style / type: 
Free verse
Last few words: 
One written last things at night the other first thing in the morning. Ann.
Editing stage: 


A peek into an evening and morning of just one day, you have put many things into this write and it I hope will make others watch with better eyes that creep of night and then the dawning of another day.. Loved the write,
Yours Ian

L-4 (breath life) maybe (breathe life) ?? x

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Thank you for pointing out that Ian,
you are right,
one gets word-blind sometimes doesn't one, old age!!

I shall change it when the web stops STOPPING damn it!,
I tried to change it and then it says-cannot connect to the server,
and it's Not the computer, so, I have to have patience.
Must contact them.
That's computer life, I suppose.

Love as ever Ann.

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

author comment

The site was down for a couple of days but is back to full force now.. You have a lovely break, take that inner peace and spread it before you so that as you walk forward there is just peace to your ways,
Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

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