Bittersweet Shimmer

by EoB   Aug 26, 2012


`Twas hope she once lent us, I see as I gaze,
across the horizon her death sets ablaze.
In view of the twilight engulfing this land,
forgotten, the warmth of my love`s steady hand.

Forgotten, all truth I had once thought divine,
but amid all this splendour, new threads intertwine,
and out of this sun that will never arise,
a thought I see beckon, and am given my prize.

In her bittersweet shimmer, this sun`s dying haze,
an epochal question we never dared face.
Would we sacrifice safety, if God gave us wings,
and dare flee this shadow of needless things?

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  • 8 years ago

    by PinkyPrincess

    Wow, reading this poem was like a breath of fresh air. I really loved how it made me feel, and the rhyme scheme made it feel almost like a lullaby. I love the title as well, it caught my eye.

    Loved it! :)

  • 8 years ago

    by Xanthe

    This is breathtaking. One of the best rhyming poems I've read in a while, and a very beautiful nature piece. I love the diction you've used and how this flowed with such ease that I had to read this poem aloud. Beautiful.
    Keep writing.

  • 8 years ago

    by Baby Rainbow

    I couldn't help but read your first word Twas and then carry on in my head with " the night before christmas " lol. Never really se this word being used in today's language.

    I like how you made the rhyming work here and still kept the flow of the poem without making it flawed with forced rhymes. This was well done.

    I also like how you end the poem with a very deep question which makes me ponder it for a while after reading.

    Nicely written.

  • 8 years ago

    by Thomas

    Interwine should be intertwine?

    Nice rhyming scheme you use here, I like that.
    I am guessing that the sun represents a loved one?

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