On Summer Nights (Rondeau)

by Hellon   Oct 20, 2015


On summer nights with dusk near nigh
as twilight bathes a yawning sky
in tranquil shades of dusky pink
so gently brushed o'er darkened ink
cicadas sing night's lullaby.

Sweet jasmine breathes a perfumed sigh
whilst sleepy sparrows nest on high
and fireflies light up to blink
on summer nights.

A crescent moon goes swinging by
and jacarandas sway so shy
wise owl gives a knowing wink
to ol'grey fox as he slinks
past restless cubs, who fuss and cry
on summer nights.

@Hellon 20th October 2013

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  • 4 years ago

    by Em

    You paint such scenery in this piece and it's beautiful. I imagine being there.

    You have a way with words.
    Take care, Em

  • 5 years ago

    by Rania Moallem

    Very vivid and descriptive. Perhaps one of the most captivating poems for this week, put alone the theme itself, the write successfully reflected nature in a very charming way and implemented such role in her usage of words like

    "Sweet jasmine breathes a perfumed sigh"
    "yawning sky" "wise owl"

    A very refreshing piece of art.

    The rhyme and flow just added bonus beauty to the poem, for the wording itself having no rhyme at all would just have been as beautiful. A very well penned poem.

    And I have to say, this is utterly romantic.

  • 5 years ago

    by Sarwar Ferrarri

    Its Just Awesome

  • 5 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Congrats on the win, well deserved!! :)

    • 5 years ago

      by Hellon

      Thank you Ingrid and Ben...I appreciate your words.

  • 5 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Congratulations Hellon - a more deserving win, there never was.
    All the very best
    Ben