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Crimson Night

Rating: 5.0

Flurried face of the night
imitates my inner turmoil
The crimson moon stands aloof
prophesying doom
It gives new blood to the gloom
that lurks around the corners
of the streets
and flows in the tired seas
A lingering hush
echoes inside the ominous whisperings

of the trees
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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: sadness
Edward Kofi Louis 08 June 2016

My inner turmoil! Sadness; but, hope lies ahead of you. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Daniel Brick 06 June 2016

I counted seven images or complexes of images in this poem, which makes it a purely poetic way of addressing a psychological crisis. I admire both your grasp of the workings of emotions and the sheer beauty of the imagery. This is a poem about mental angst but it does not sink into that angst. It is already rising above the tyranny of the emotions and summoning readers to a similar freedom of mind.

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Nosheen Irfan 07 June 2016

Thank you so much for sterling review. It's my obsession with dark images that makes me write such stuff but i try to balance it out with some frisky poetry celebrating Nature.

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Kelly Kurt 02 June 2016

Most nights. I just appreciate the moon and the firmament for their intrinsic beauty and philosophical inspiration, but when my mood is heightened through current emotion, it seems echoed in the heavens, as this poem so cleverly points out

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Nosheen Irfan 03 June 2016

Thanku so much Kelly for reading n commenting.

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Barry Middleton 02 June 2016

Night, even a beautiful sunset can mimic or mock our mood. Very well done.

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Nosheen Irfan 02 June 2016

Thank you Barry. Trying my hand at descriptive writes these days.

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M Asim Nehal 02 June 2016

Superb! ! ! Emotions are hard to control, in the most beautiful backdrops of night and silence, I hear the sound of heart crack and tears in your crafty and articulate poem, No less than 10 for you, Nosheen.

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Nosheen Irfan 02 June 2016

Thank u Asim for your very intelligent n encouraging remarks.

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