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Adumbration

July 1, 2010

Radiance lost
with the wind of darkness

that whips the eaves
and the scarves

of the walkers as they
stalk and skulk their way through
the edge of evening

beyond the cusp
of night

and into the fray.

Gauche and washed,

The faces blend into charcoal and smudge,

eerily life like, they brush
the curbs with long coats
and faces

as glow permeates the clothes
and the streets come alive
with ghosts of themselves.

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2010 15:53

    both abstract and real,
    lovely poem!
    thank you for the contribution!

  2. July 1, 2010 16:04

    nyc words

  3. July 1, 2010 16:41

    nicely done!

  4. July 1, 2010 19:14

    Great words! Your imagery and word-weaving is amazing!

  5. July 1, 2010 20:19

    what a wonderful poem!!!! im visiting from Jingle’s….

  6. July 1, 2010 20:30

    chilling verse…ghosts of themselves…i like it!

  7. July 1, 2010 21:31

    this is wonderful!! how people just seem to blend into their surroundings, as the day progresses, AND as life passes by… you have brought this out so well!
    Lovely work!

  8. July 1, 2010 21:55

    Nice. I had to read it twice to realize how creepy it is.

  9. dustus permalink
    July 1, 2010 22:34

    Like this one very much… read into it an otherworldy feel to an understanding description of many people. thanks for sharing it

  10. July 1, 2010 23:10

    Good structure and careful wording would belie the “lazy” thing. I love it … Thank you! And, happy Rally Day. 🙂

  11. July 1, 2010 23:58

    You’ve done a great job with this

  12. July 2, 2010 01:38

    Such powerful imagery, I loved the feeling of this poem 🙂 Happy Rally Week 🙂

  13. July 2, 2010 09:36

    let me know after you are done with your 18 comments.
    thanks!
    😉

  14. July 2, 2010 16:17

    I like this. Great sounds! Gauche and washed, mmmm.

    Thank you for your kind words, and for visiting my blog. 🙂

  15. July 2, 2010 22:48

    Congratulations on winning the Perfect Poet Award 🙂

  16. July 3, 2010 17:13

    Happy July 4th!

  17. July 4, 2010 14:33

    I love the abstract thoughts in this poem…leads to everyone having a unique interpretation :))

  18. July 4, 2010 15:05

    Thanks everyone for your comments and letting me know what you liked about the poem 🙂

  19. July 14, 2010 08:57

    This is really great!

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