Chi

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Nocturnes - Poem by Chi

All night, insects and pipers sing in the marshes,
and the little wet ponds in the woods.
They sing, as if the night wouldn't be night
without their songs.

Often, I have wondered if they sing for comfort
against the dreadful tentacles that find their way
in the dark molecules of impalpable night;
to attract the opposite sex, to mate, to procreate,
to write against the night; or simply, for the sake of song,
communion, life.

I wonder why humans sleep at night.

I wonder if there are songs too under the ocean floor
at night.


Comments about Nocturnes by Chi

  • (6/25/2006 12:20:00 AM)


    pretty! this poem almost puts a spin on beauty- you would think the use of insects, marshes, tentacles, etc would make for a more...creepy crawly poem, but in fact, it's quite the opposite. Also adds some food for thought at the end too. I mean it's not anything too deep, but it gives life to the poem. I found it refreshing! (Report) Reply

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  • (6/10/2006 1:01:00 PM)


    Loved the final line of this one. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 16, 2006


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