Beyond darkness

Closer to the winter solstice
when darkness chokes me
with his mucous fingers,
hugs me closer to despair
I remember summer nights
when lady sun excused herself
to wrap herself in Cotton-candy
clouds to briefly nap before she
woke me with the blackbird’s song

Today Mish hosts the quadrille at dVerse where the word we must include is candy. We just have to give the rest of the 43 words for a total of 44 words.

December 12, 2022

24 responses to “Beyond darkness

  1. Oh how I love it when the days are long and sunny. You’ve captured winter’s claustrophobia well here and also wisely chose to escape (as I did in my poem) to a more pleasant place.

  2. “when lady sun excused herself
    to wrap herself in Cotton-candy
    clouds to briefly nap before she
    woke me with the blackbird’s song”

    That is really gorgeous. I am in awe of that stunning piece of artwork.

  3. I see you went dark for this one too, Björn. We’re just not jolly candy kind of poets, are we? I especially like the image of darkness choking ‘with his mucous fingers’ and hugging ‘closer to despair’, with just a hint of light in the memory of summer nights and the blackbird’s song.

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