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Prelude To The Night

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It was dusk then
In this lifetime of mine

I was asleep, and I woke up, and there was
No one in sight —Not anymore

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Prelude To The Night
This is a translation of the poem Preludio Alla Notte by Fabrizio Frosini
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: death,night
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
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you can read also the Italian version 'Preludio alla notte'
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''prelude to the night'' is a prelude to death..
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Michael Walker 01 May 2016

Obviously brief, but a chance to read between the lines. Had someone left him? M.Walker.

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Michael Walker 05 July 2017

The photo is a rhapsody in blue and the poem suggests absence of a loved one. Subtle and suggestive.

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Fabrizio Frosini 06 July 2017

thanks, Michael. Btw, I've just sent you an email regarding ''poets against terror''

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Fabrizio Frosini 12 August 2016

this poem belongs and gives the title to my 14th collection of poems.. ''Prelude to the Night''..

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Edward Kofi Louis 03 July 2016

Into another realm! ! Nice work.

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Fabrizio Frosini 03 July 2016

thanks for visiting and commenting on my poem, dear Edward. Peace

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Daniel Brick 23 May 2016

There are only 24 words in this poem but it creates an impact that does not depend on elaboration or interpretation by the poet. The situation is so elemental as the individual confronts his essential aloneness in the world with night providing the eerie stillness as a backdrop for the awakened sleeper's vulneriblity. Will he dive back into the oblivion of sleep, or wrestle all night with this startling awareness? My guess is that sleep is over and deep thinking will last until daylight.

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Fabrizio Frosini 24 May 2016

''deep thinking will last until daylight'' 'Prelude To The Night' is indeed a metaphor for ''death approaching''. It is not death, yet.. but it is close..

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Unwritten Soul 07 May 2016

The sun is waiting and checking its watch....when to come hahahaha ...Ok serious comment is this...This is simple, but Simply beautiful ever :)

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Fabrizio Frosini 07 May 2016

the beauty of simplicity? hope so, dear Soul :) thank you

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