Ben Paynter

Veteran Poet - 1,002 Points (Midwest)

A Dawn, Somewhere - Poem by Ben Paynter

i am more than merely
wondered at the swift dawn,
even the how of light drifting
in and through these eyes

these light baring interwoven
pieces of my past, all lovely
littered deep with twisted dreams
sung carelessly away

the notes hung like spring leaves
eager for the summer sun
of indifference, gleaming rusted
red over this dawn

these eyes hung worn tired
all glass blown with images
dark swirls on moon white canvas
yellowed in the morning


Comments about A Dawn, Somewhere by Ben Paynter

  • Neal Beightol (11/21/2016 12:30:00 PM)

    A Sunset, Somewhere
    Memories small and discretely dark
    Drift across the horizon of my mind
    Seabirds drifting across a tapestry
    Of muted, breath-frosted fire smudged
    across a passive horizon sliding
    into a hungry sea, devouring fire,
    engorging the azimuth of starry flame
    without a wisp of steam, without
    regard to the far driftwood shores
    unseen but sunken beneath
    the slick black gleam of a seabird's eyes.
    The gulf between the sea
    And the awakening stars
    Swallows the light and then the thought
    Of the gulls huddled and still, staring blankly
    At seabirds still in flight.
    The memory of what I once called home
    Drifts silently across my mind,
    Small and discretely dark.
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  • Neal Beightol (11/21/2016 12:23:00 PM)


    Intriguing and engaging. I am a terrific fan of sunrise and sunset. This piece so captured and engaged my contemplation that I was compelled to write something of a counterpart to it. I tender the gesture as a humble compliment to this fine work.

    A Sunset, Somewhere
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013


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