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Nighttime MAG

July 5, 2011
By Tintinnabulation BRONZE, Glen Arm, Maryland
Tintinnabulation BRONZE, Glen Arm, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Long enough have you dreamed contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life."-Walt Whitman

Nighttime, and the mayflies rise
from the egg-salty river
to flood and flit
in the puddle of lamplight.

Such pale waxwork and tiny glass beads
and filaments of sleek white legs
gyrate in the beams of the only moon they will ever touch.

They only have one day to live.

And unknowingly, in their fear of the night,
they are dancing in it,
and someone notices their poetry.

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Aunt Elise said...
on Dec. 20 2011 at 7:46 am

Gorgeous imagery!  Beautiful rhythm to the words.