Ben Paynter

Veteran Poet - 1,647 Points (Midwest)

And The Sun Slept On - Poem by Ben Paynter

And the sun slept on into the day
and lay buried deep
where the wisemen say
its gone to find some peace.

O hand me this, this tired star
and let it be thrown
with a spiteful toss so far so far
so far from home

Throw it to night and the darkness it craves
hurl it into endless space
watch it as it slowly fades
with an upturned face

O hope O hope you treacherous dawn
that promised light would come again
but you've grown dim and now are gone
Come night my cursed friend


Comments about And The Sun Slept On by Ben Paynter

  • (5/8/2009 2:11:00 AM)


    you are intuitive and enigmatic..full of thought and symbolism..marvelous write (Report) Reply

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  • (10/28/2008 2:09:00 AM)


    a challenge to the impending darkness. Inspired! ~beau (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2008 4:55:00 PM)


    Amazing poem that is almost a recitation, euphoric, of anguish and darkness, unknown fears. That's how it sounds to me. Wonderful poem, Ben. (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2006 10:42:00 PM)


    A most amazing insitful write... a definite 10! (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2006 1:33:00 AM)


    very interesting to see how you make the sun slip into a sleep-to find peace...really beautiful words used in the perfect order.. (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2006 3:44:00 PM)


    i do not want to be redundant but this poem is fantastic as are all your others, i especially love the last line, 'cursed friend', beautiful. x (Report) Reply

  • (6/29/2006 10:44:00 PM)


    This is a great poem, good job :) (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2006 3:59:00 AM)


    Rich imagery, original thinking. A fine lyrical effort.

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra Fowler
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 20, 2006


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