Monday, July 18, 2011

dusk


cool grey-tongued shadows
lick the violet face of dusk


birds and fish hover
on either side of the water-skin
wrapped in ribbons of moonlight

17 comments:

SG said...

I have always found dusk magical. With its colors and its timing. A day on the verge of getting over, and time to think of the valuable tomorrow that awaits us. Time for reflections, planning and hoping. And preparing to dream.

Friko said...

A magical thought, steven.

There's nothing like dusk (when it's not raining)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very poetic - I like the violet face of dusk Steven.

aguja said...

Stevn, these words are magical and are beautifully phrased.

Your poetry becomes ever more complete.

Thank you for your comment on my Sunday Snippet. If you would like a copy of my book, Steven, email me and I will send it as a token of the pleasure your poetry has given me.

Tess Kincaid said...

I love to take a walk at twilight. There's something quite magical and otherworldly just after the sun has set.

Ruth said...

Birds and fish in communion with the water-skin between. Way to look closely and imagine, feel yourself in their world.

Terresa said...

The blue of dusk is a blue that is difficult to capture, but you've done so here, hovering, well wrapped.

steven said...

hello sg!! i like the way everything seems to slow down at dusk. a gathering together of the day. the birds quieten and the trees still. steven

steven said...

ha friko! i like rain any time of the day (or night)! i blame that on growing up in manchester! steven

steven said...

weaver - some evenings it's closer to pink but most i see on the very humid days of summer are closer to pale purple with a slight hint of cornflower blue. steven

steven said...

aguja - thanks for your very generous offer! i'd e-mail you except that i don't have your e-mail address! steven

steven said...

tess - it's interesting to me that light qualities and the place of a moment in a day can affect the way we perceive the relationship we have with the world. steven

steven said...

ruth - i wanted to say more about that but the words weren't there. i think i said them in another piece of writing a few months ago. steven

steven said...

terresa - it draws down into the earth and pulls away upwards into the sky and we hover at the finest point of the hourglass between the two. steven

Spangle said...

Wow this really has a magical quality to it. I love the phrase 'wrapped in ribbons of moonlight' because not only do you get a beautiful image, but you could almost touch them.

Great piece.

steven said...

spangle thankyou! as i mentioned in an earlier reply to a comment, there was more to this but the words escaped me. steven

Jo said...

Yes, Steven. You've described it perfectly.