Friday, September 21, 2012

Perfect Serenity


Past the witching hour
entering the realm where
reality ebbs into nocturne.
Family fast asleep;
each breath, each snore
comforting in the dark.
Time ticks on the mantle…

seconds pass, uncounted.
Enveloped in quiet,
reflecting on the day--
enjoying the solitude,
no interruptions…
I hear my inner voice
turning, churning, creating…
yesterday fades; tomorrow awaits.

© Ginny Brannan September 2012

*Written for d’Verse Poets Meeting the Bar: BeautifulSolitude, hosted by Claudia Schoenfeld. 
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11 comments:

  1. nice.. precious times when we're up alone, fam already sleeping..reality ebbing into nocturne...beautiful ginny..

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  2. Ginny, this is perfect. Love the rhythm, love the words, all well chosen and descriptive. Succinct and memorable. Wonderful poetry.

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  3. And to account for the second stanza's acrostic, it DOES leave me with a true sense of the serene.

    Well done, M'am, this is one of the best so far.

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  4. And where's the 'Like' button? :-)

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  5. smiles...like taking that breath at the end of the day and knowing it is done...and hopefully done well...smiles.

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  6. I loved that. My time is morning, but it is similar. The family sleeps, safe, happy and I can live with them in solitude for a few hours and enjoy their awakening.
    I loved this poem -- seriously. Different times of the day, but same experience.

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  7. I love that time of day, and you have rendered it beautifully here!

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  8. Ah - agreed - such a great time and you've caught some of that stillness here. k.

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  9. A wonderful write, Ginny. I have experienced this feeling--this place in time--on many nights. You describe the experince beautifully!

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