Sonic Drops

Meditations of a Christ follower, a time traveller, a mommy, a poet and a nurse

Night Blooms

I churned this poem out after a few days of toying with the lines and ideas.  It came out OK.  I sent it to a poet friend and asked if he had any feedback, and then offered it up to him to toy with…. His version came out massively better.  Not taking it personally.  I just think it’s cool to review collaboration… to review how the meeting of the minds can create something beautiful.  Much like musicians, poets and writers can create cool stuff……… Read mine, and then Michael’s version that follows……
The night absorbs
the me of the day
And a breeze
escaped from the twenty first hour,
a breath from my lips
Exhale
The tiny salt drops of tears
Symptoms of a pain
whose prognosis is no good
Absorb me O nightly moon
Baptize me in dark cloaken folds of glittering starlight
I sense the constellations
in my veins
But  I will never know peace
Until my body burns
And the ashes of my blessed limbs
are smudges sealed
On another’s forehead
Absorb me O dark
O black
O unseeing night
Absolve me of this instant
Where I’ve toiled for too long
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Nyctanthous anthem II
O night absorb
The me of the day,
The salty symptoms of my pain.
O cucullated moon absorb me,
Gather me
In your cloaken folds,
Baptize me in glittering starlight,
Your constellations shuttled
Through my veins,
Brightening my dark prognosis
With the perfect peace of light.
But I will never know peace
Until my body burns
And the ashes of my limbs
Are smudges sealed
On another’s forehead
Absorb me O black blind night,
Absolve me this endless toiling instant
O seasoned star
Lurking in the autumn sky
Like a tiger
Pacing the lines of a village,
Come down to the riverside,
Here by the winding shore,
To quench, to bathe, here
Where my tall flame burns.
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