In the glimmer of the sun

by Skyfire   Feb 28, 2021

In the glimmer
of the sun before
the sea
where the fracture
of the day is
flung back across
the waves' reflection,
our hearts hum in
companionable silence
and the creases of our
fears are made flat
like trimmed cloth -
ready to lift
light on the wind
cotton sails to lead us
as the sand
shivers warmly
through our palms
and we bury ourselves
in the slant of the dusk
with dreams and bones
holding our cups to
drink from
the orange sky.


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  • 1 month ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Touching on what MA says about the sparse use of punctuation, I found this to benefit the flow of the poem wonderfly. You find yourself literally gliding down the page as you read.

    All the best as ever

  • 1 month ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    "and the creases of our
    fears are made flat
    like trimmed cloth"

    - These were my favorite lines! I loved the minimal use of punctuation in this, the flow of it and the dreamy aspect of it, the content reality of being with your love and letting every part of the day soak through you, taking it all in...

    Lovely imagery in this! And I also felt that glimmer of a future together, enjoying the present but lifting those dreams up too, to tomorrow.

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