Where are we?

By Jonas Robinson

Red moon hung like a pearl
Upon the velvet sky
Oh, mother can't we turn back time

And witness nature, burning skies
"No, sweet Heart, it's night for good."

As the wind blows, with meter
In a song of a rose
Dancing through the streets

I find a cave of the dead
And light a fire,
  who knows how far it will spread?

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Copyright 2018 Jonas Robinson
Published on Monday, May 21, 2018.     Filed under: "Fantasy" and "Poetry"
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  • zebra black On Monday, July 1, 2019, zebra black (150)By person wrote:

    NICE POEM :)

  • Jonas Robinson On Monday, July 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thanks, Zebra. :) I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

  • zebra black On Monday, July 1, 2019, zebra black (150)By person wrote:

    I like the way you use the rose Is it not metaphorically innocence, romance and the hidden …..Joyce used it often ie the fallen rose

  • Jonas Robinson On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Interesting interpretation. :)

  • zebra black On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, zebra black (150)By person wrote:

    You can feel the vulnerability of a rose There's something about the hidden effects of a word or phrase that adds to a poems power The sonic power of symbol or metaphor beyond narrative or style; although all critical

  • Jonas Robinson On Sunday, September 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    A very profound interpretation. I'm honored. :)

  • Dilated View On Sunday, June 30, 2019, Dilated View (643)By person wrote:

    Oh wow I really really enjoyed this. It struck all the right nerves and that last stanza really left me pondering "what comes next?" When it's "night forever" and the world is no longer your oyster, who will create a spark to see what comes? Very nicely done throughout, thank you for sharing!

  • Jonas Robinson On Monday, July 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    I'm happy to keep you on the edge of your seat. Thank you for reading my poetry so deeply. :)

  • A former member wrote: Are you asking how far the fire or dead will spread? Either way I love this

  • Jonas Robinson On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    How far will the fire spread? I'm glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for reading. :)

  • Divine hell On Friday, December 7, 2018, Divine hell (254)By person wrote:

    Breath taking imagery, perfect flow and ending good write. DH

  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, December 7, 2018, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thank you.

  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    I'm satisfied because you call the imagery, "breathtaking." I always like to imagine my imagery to be enchanting. :)

  • LittleMissScareAll On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, LittleMissScareAll (28)By person wrote:

    I do agree with bpathos, "It's night for good" is a great bit. I interpret this as their last night they live

  • Jonas Robinson On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thank you.

  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Interesting interpretation. :)

  • bpathos On Saturday, December 1, 2018, bpathos (84)By person wrote:

    I like "It's night for good" ... we've come to expect three lives to everything. Finality has lost it's grip. Nice write, I enjoyed it.

  • Jonas Robinson On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thank you.

  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    What's done is done.

  • lupus tenebrae On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, lupus tenebrae (1017)By person wrote:

    Quite the vivid cavalcade of imagery, the feeling it gave me is indescribable, like a dizzied swirl, then culmination, a world created and disappearing in an impassioned blaze. Once I have room, I'll make sure to return and bookmark this, write on. Scholar

  • Jonas Robinson On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thank you.

  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thank you for your profound interpretation. :)

  • dwells On Monday, May 28, 2018, dwells (5693)By person wrote:

    A prodigal Prometheus perhaps; liked the way you approached this JR. Welcome to DP, and anxious for more of your future visions writ with a sure-handed feel for loss and longings. Cheers! - Dan

  • Jonas Robinson On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thank you.

  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    You are very comforting. :)

  • I IS ME On Monday, May 21, 2018, I IS ME (351)By person wrote:

    We don't know why but we read this and see a destruction of this world by man

  • Jonas Robinson On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thank you.

  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Interesting interpretation. Thanks. :)

  • Devil lyn On Monday, May 21, 2018, Devil lyn (380)By person wrote:

    This was quite stunning ... it was the last stanza that grabbed my attention and held ... Devlin

  • Jonas Robinson On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Thank you.

  • Jonas Robinson On Friday, February 1, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    I'm glad to have haunted you. :)

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