Strumming, Once More with Feeling

By lupus tenebrae

The way the creek
furrows in song

sharing tenebrous words
the dying afternoon sun

resembles a friend
strumming her lullabies
once more

with feeling;

coaxing fireflies
into a subservient dance,
their effervescent waltz
drawing lime-green halos

against the shapeless contrast
of the sky.

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Copyright 2013 lupus tenebrae
Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

It's something, that's all I can ask for, really.
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  • A former member wrote: I love the portrait that you painted in this poem.

  • Void Vortex On Monday, August 19, 2013, Void Vortex (325)By person wrote:

    Yo, this is sick! Saw one of your first pieces and the improvement in your wording is quite obvious. Nice!

  • xZombie Poptartzx On Monday, July 29, 2013, xZombie Poptartzx (495)By person wrote:

    Lovely ♥ The imagery near the end was superb. xoxo

  • TaintedSaffron On Saturday, July 13, 2013, TaintedSaffron (124)By person wrote:

    I felt I had to read it aloud, to fully experience the fluid quality of the piece. The imagery is also very appealing. The whole thing is just... Beautiful!

  • Nehema On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Nehema (1313)By person wrote:

    Took me to my past, picnics that turned into bonfires with friends pulling out instruments and the taods and insects playing along. Beautiful lil melody here, thanks - XXOO Scholar

  • A former member wrote: I love the constant songs that only creeks can create, babbling & soothing, strumming the deepest of tunes. You bring much to life to these images. Cool summertime piece, Jared. Scholar

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