A Black Night


A blackout enshrouds the city
The city dissolves into veils
Veils that numb the sounds with
a transparent darkness
Darkness that stops the drunk
city-lights from blinding stray dogs

The moon strains the silhouette
of the breathing buildings
on the water – tickled by the wind

The stars no longer shy away
from artificial lights
They shine boldly in the sky
sprouting unknown faces
on the terrace
I see a paper glowing white
under dry leaves

After so many days
It’s finally a night


    1. Thank you, my friend. I love your interpretation of an emergence from depression – it hits home, I did want to evoke the feeling of freedom through the darkness. Thanks again for you generous comments!
      Take care!

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      1. I am alright, have an exam next week -.-
        Ah, i get it, about the school, all the best for that and don’t…try your best not to panic. You’ll be fine! 🙂

        I shall summon all the good wishes from Coldplay and direct it towards you. I talk as if i know them. Ahaha but i will do that for YOU! 😀


      2. Good luck with the exam – and equally, I send you coldplay magic 😀 *listening to them as we speak*
        Thank you 🙂

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    1. Thanks very much, Fatina! I love the interpretation, it is indeed meant to be both depressing and elevating. 🙂
      Hope you are doing well!

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      1. You sometimes toss in surprising word choices which really Light up your poetry, keeps me coming back for more and more!


      2. Aw, that’s very very kind of you P. You keep me going. Really, always stay the way you are. -Hugs-


  1. Wow, D! This is something very intense and fluid. As you said……..both depressing and elevating. I love the voyage from city-veils-sounds-darkness to drunk…..it is very beautiful. Moon is trying to strain the silhouette of the buildings ; stars sprouting unknown faces on the terrace- Aaah…this is an implausible wonder. The definite roles are beautifully assigned. 🙂 I like the creativity here. “After so many days, it is finally a night”….This sums it up. So profound is this……….It shows how many nights you have missed struggling with your own self. I think, this night is the hope and peace you finally achieved after so many days of turmoil. It ended well and I am happy for that.

    Got to learn about your exam thing…………all the wishes and prayers….just be cool. More than any preparation, trust yourself first. Shine bright, as always.

    Love and Hugs! 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, R! It’s lovely how you take the understanding of each line – you’re wonderful. Ah, yes I wanted to add a magic show feel to it – hence the sprouting faces and all. Aw, thanks, R! Your praise overwhelms me. ❤
      I hope it goes well, yes I will stay calm. Thank you, R! 🙂
      Love and hugs for you too, my lovely friend!

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  2. My favorite lines: The stars no longer shy away, from artificial lights. That perfectly describes what happens when all of man’s artificial lights are aglow! I thought for a moment you were using the Loop Poetry form in the first stanza, but then you switched it up beautifully. Wonderful word pictures.

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    1. Thank you! I’m really glad you liked that line – I did try to continue the loop for the rest of the poem but that was not possible somehow. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, I really appreciate your generous words. 🙂
      Poetry forms is not my strong suit, but I found out about your blog page dedicated to forms and I’m sure it’ll be of help. 🙂


    1. That’s very true – we must appreciate what we’ve been blessed with. Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment and generous words. I’m glad we’re connected via WordPress now. 🙂
      Have a nice rest of the week!

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