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Gum Is The Sky

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Glum is the sky, by night imprisoned,
As over it the dark clouds creep,
Not menacing or wistful is it,
But plunged in dreary, torpid sleep.
Alone the streaks of lightning, bursting
Through cloud and shadow, seem to be,
As they flare up and blaze, conversing
Like deaf-mute demons soundlessly.

As at a signal, for an instant

A strip of sky is lit, and Lo! -
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Adrian Flett 07 June 2019

The title of this ecellent descriptive poem is not GUM but GLUM IS THE SKY

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Khairul Ahsan 08 June 2020

'excellent', you mean?

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Savita Tyagi 07 June 2019

Lovely poem invoking a sense of mystical delight.

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M Asim Nehal 07 June 2019

Nice poem with great substance. I liked it.

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Edward Kofi Louis 07 June 2019

By night imprisoned! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Khairul Ahsan 08 June 2020

The first four lines are captivating!

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Chinedu Dike 07 June 2020

Great imagery, a work of an intricate mind............ Thanks for sharing.

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Ruta Mohapatra 07 June 2020

What a perfect picture of a dark cloudy sky! One can see the lightening flash.

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Ramesh T A 07 June 2020

Thanks for sharing this poem reflecting the lightning, thunder and rain suddenly at night times here too!

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Dr Antony Theodore 07 June 2020

But the light dies, the darkness fleeing That cloaks the startled, wakeful sky, And all is still... Is a plot being Hatched in the silent wastes on high? .. Very fine poem. tony

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