Between Dusk and Dawn

by Maple Tree   Apr 24, 2012

Early morning sighs
of a cricket's mating
apology, granted me

For I kissed a demon
near the round table
as the jester poisoned
my virgin wine.

It was upon midnight
as dusk bid me farewell,
the catacombs became
my hidden cove.

Violated and scorned,
the upheaval of my
feverish iris's,
branded the death
of a masculine

He whispered "Medusa"

ignoring his verbal beckon,
I simply vanished,
because I own my destiny-

Dawn approaches,
and the crickets
are in love once


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  • 2 years ago

    by Brittany Ottmo

    I love it! I loved how you took the end back to the begining. Like a circle of life! Great job! 5/5


  • 3 years ago

    by Lemon

    I love the link back to the first stanza :). I find the punctuation adds a certain charm, I like the ellipsis, it gives the poem a longer standing impact

  • 3 years ago

    by Robert Gardiner

    Exquisite Write!!!

  • 4 years ago

    by Ares

    As a few others have said already, I agree that this poem has a certain vagueness to it, which I love.

    What really makes this poem work for me though is the fact that it forces me between two worlds; the modern and the middle ages. To be even more specific, it makes me think of reckless beauty and modern day unfiltered truth and realism.

    That is something you don't see everyday on P&Q. This will be my first 5 of the day!

  • 4 years ago

    by Andrew Packard

    Ok, now that's poetry! Reminds me of Jack Ramey

    Jack Ramey is a poet, performer, and professor at Indiana University Southeast where he teaches a variety of writing courses. He has published two books of poetry: The Future Past (Dark House Press) and Death Sings in the Choir of Light (Springwood Press). In the 1980s he portrayed the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in his one-person show Dark Is a Long Way: An Evening with Dylan Thomas. The show had successful runs in New York and Los Angeles. More recently he has performed Whitman's "Song of Myself" at the New York Public Library and the Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum on Long Island. His educational DVD: William Blake: Imagination and Vision won an Aegis award in 2005.

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