the night calls

By FadedBlues

“for him the night calls
out of the dawn and sunset
who has made poems.” E E Cummings
 
 
do not imprison me in a love poem.
I need to wander, in pursuit of art;
to follow the ever hidden, unwritten
passions of my wayward heart.
 
speak my name, the words that define me.
how many shades of blue can stain a man’s
life? the Alice blue of tears. a tincture of vanity,
royal as any beggar. glaze of solitude (alone by
design), dark as a midnight sky. indigo ink that
bruises the page with these vainglorious words.
 
like the last minutes of a sunset, I fade ever
more through these days that rain down fire.
and I am already a ghost.
 
count the nights, and remember that under
the sheets we only shared the selfish yearnings
of the flesh.
 
do not imprison me, nor call me lover –
what have I ever been for you?
nothing more than a shadow on your heart…




 

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Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • FadedBlues On Saturday, March 7, 2015, FadedBlues (2965)By person wrote:

    Thanks, once again, for the honor...

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Saturday, March 7, 2015, TropicalSnowstorm (1709)By person wrote:

    This is a great piece, the honor is ours! Scholar

  • Numbers Peppelini On Thursday, November 21, 2013, Numbers Peppelini (95)By person wrote:

    A very strong read that speaks to me of yearning.....Perhaps we are always the beggar when we celebrate our own pining.....Whether a hungriness to be loved or the melancholy longing to being alone.....Nobody was greater than the late Charles Bukowski at panhandling both ends of it.... So yeah, damned if I didn't think I was reading Butkowski with this one

  • Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 On Wednesday, August 21, 2013, Wr1tt3n V3ng3anc3 (187)By person wrote:

    Bravisimo!! "I have been nothing more than a shadow on your hear," this is a truly epic line and verse. The entirety of your art has been magnificent. Truly a pleasure reading. This one is for keeps!

  • Nehema On Monday, August 12, 2013, Nehema (1302)By person wrote:

    God damn... I love that you included the inspiration. Defining your inner poet...you give us much. The words you use are classic without being historical, easily read, smooth flowing and brilliant. Definitely a new favorite, I want to bookmark this - XXOO Scholar

  • FadedBlues On Thursday, August 8, 2013, FadedBlues (2965)By person wrote:

    Friends, your words are sterling & awesome, & all I can gift you with in return is a feeble Thank You. but I won't offer false humility, only more poetry. it's what we do here...

  • Velvet Raven On Thursday, August 8, 2013, Velvet Raven (209)By person wrote:

    ...and it is within these words you speak leaps and bounds above most. you feel the passion in this as well as the heartbreak that is waiting to happen.... Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Oh, how much I'd like to crawl inside your muses hues and dissect the spectrums. I can't stand romanticism but you make me want cradle it's poetics inside my own. Much love darlin' Scholar

  • Deathkitten On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, Deathkitten (629)By person wrote:

    "I need to wander, in pursuit of art; to follow the ever hidden, unwritten passions of my wayward heart." Definitely feeling this & the different shades of blue were a beautiful touch. Awesome post!

  • dwells On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, dwells (5719)By person wrote:

    Vanity and vainglorious words, royal blue in an indigo isolation, feeling this, thanks!

  • NarcissusNarcosis On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, NarcissusNarcosis (168)By person wrote:

    Wow...yes, this is incredible writing, it is nice to come across something that is tough to compliment properly... every word and line in this adds to the feeling you deliver...indigo ink that bruises the page with these vainglorious words..." Absolutely beautiful, poetry at its finest... Love it -NN

  • xZombie Poptartzx On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, xZombie Poptartzx (494)By person wrote:

    Beautifully written... I think this is my favorite by you so far! "count the nights, and remember that under the sheets we only shared the selfish yearnings of the flesh." that past was breathtaking... and your finish..."do not imprison me, nor call me lover – what have I ever been for you? nothing more than a shadow on your heart…" perfection... There would have been no better way to end this piece. amazing stuff :) xoxo

  • blue angel On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, blue angel (1130)By person wrote:

    Blue whispers forever dance on Dawn's fleeting entrance, ~a passion spawned from horizon's song, where dark desires belong. ~ Heaviness felt;(~This poem is a treasure to behold* ~^_^~

  • tmanzano On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, tmanzano (229)By person wrote:

    BookMarked... This a stunning punctuation in my eye. Glorious read. I will read it again to absorb this fully...

  • andhaka On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, andhaka (207)By person wrote:

    Oh my....so absolutely beautiful. I have to bookmark this. : )

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