The darkness of night

The darkness of night 
hailed from beneath yonder seas 
Where the horizon 
inked a line of indigo blue 
‘tween heav’n and earth 

And a sorrowful song 
began to pervade 
an ethereal mist 
A’drifting through the despond 
of the eventide scape

Where the trees edging the deserted fields
displayed great boughs
Etched in ebony black
‘gainst the backdrop of a nocturnal velvet 
that characterised this mournful scene

While the murmurs of a lachrymose lament
from some insubstantial realm
Came to waft through the brume
beneath the infinite opulence 
of an impassive firmament 
Cloaked in a violet midnight 
~ d.a.simpson ~


Image: PaulSchneider on Pixabay 


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8 thoughts on “The darkness of night

  1. Stirring imagery! Takes my mind and thoughts heavenward.
    I love your last verse. The soaring heights of;

    “…the murmurs of a lachrymose lament
    from some insubstantial realm
    Came to waft through the brume
    beneath the infinite opulencence…”

    – inspirational!

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  2. Thank you! I’m delighted that this poem resonated with you in this way. My thoughts often turn heavenward when gazing at the monumental skies around here. I’m glad that these words evoked such thoughts in you 💖🌺

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