Awake in the night

Answer is night —
What’s silver and black —
What’s borrowed from day —
What’s free from delight?

No said the night —
Where are your deeds —
Where is the wolf —-
Where hoots the owl?
Answer: your dream.

Beware said the dream —
Bring me your scream
Bring me your path
Bring me your scowl

If night is the mare
Is daylight a snare —
Is the pillow your noose —
Are you nested in yarn?
Awake — calls alarm.

The Awakening - Night by Mark Toby

The Awakening – Night by Mark Toby

Gillena want’s us to write a poem inspired by Answer July by Emily Dickinson at toads, don’t know if I made a fair one, but I had fun writing it. I will also link up to Poetry Pantry in the morning.

October 22, 2016

33 responses to “Awake in the night

  1. This is amazing, Björn! I especially like:
    ‘Beware said the dream —
    Bring me your scream
    Bring me your path
    Bring me your scowl’.

  2. Actually, I like this poem very much, Bjorn. It is a different style than your usual, and I can tell you had fun with it. But it really expresses well the different kinds of thoughts that can float through a person’s mind at night.

  3. For me a great question and answer piece of writing here with a good rhythmic feel. I enjoyed it all, especially the first stanza.

  4. Wow, Bjorn! I’m bowled over by what you did with this poem. It was a difficult prompt (I thought) and you have knocked it out the ball park. I far prefer yours to the original (sorry Emily).

  5. This is a very melodious form – catchy, really. Though, like all clever verse, I suspect there is a lot more to pulling it off so seemlessly, than one might give it credit for, at first pass. Very cool.

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