David Hart

''Incantation To The Night'' By David Hart - Poem by David Hart

''Incantation to the Night'' by David Hart

Puddles smile and slyly wink to the whispering slick streets.
Lo, a passerby tearfully weeps
Weeps through the panes of the dark

Raffish street lights groan and cackle at moths and flys
A woman's banshee gait beckons and paws at yearning passersby
Arrant eyes now pierced by neon sirens
Igneous memories of other times-a spingier step, a lighter mind

Amidst the smells of charred meat and rotting flowers,
Cars sigh in minor chords-crooning smoky arpeggios
A darkness histoire-a Nyxian wail-an incantation to the night.

vocabulary: raffish-adj.-characterized by rowdy carefree unconventionality; banshee-Irish Folklore-a female spirit forboding the demise of a loved one; igneous-adj.-fiery; Nyx-myth-god of night
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2009

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