Cailey Martin

A Sonnet For Lasting Through The Night - Poem by Cailey Martin

Be striving always for the silence that dies
Between the rising wings of butterflies–
Not toward sleek shelters, paned with twisted glass,
Nor peopled halls, where the exalted pass.
Watch life’s dead and adopt their wasting run
Until your yearnings are classed as undone.
In measured paces, construct a kingdom.
Fasten your eyes upon that which is wholesome
(It is not real or here, but none need know.)
Sing praises in the fire’s sighing glow,
Though the blaze is past, and your religion weak.
Go where stars kneel down to kiss your cheek–
Hop the fourth step, with its damning creak–
Whisper to the moon of the dawn you seek.

Topic(s) of this poem: beautiful, beauty, death, dream, fire, hope, life, moon, night, silence

Form: Sonnet

Comments about A Sonnet For Lasting Through The Night by Cailey Martin

  • Chinedu Dike (9/4/2015 3:46:00 PM)

    Whisper to the moon of the dawn you seek - lovely line bristling with insight. A well articulated piece of poetry, nicely penned in poetic diction with good rhyme scheme. A beautiful poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Cailey and do remain blessed. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

    Cailey Martin (9/4/2015 11:47:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading! Love your poem.

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  • Prince Johnson (9/3/2015 1:24:00 AM)


    Cailey Martin (9/4/2015 11:44:00 PM)

    Thank you! ! !

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, September 11, 2015

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