Amberlee Carter

Rookie - 0 Points (12-16-1981 DOD: everyday)

Putting Myself To Bed

Poem by Amberlee Carter

what is night?
if not
a calligraphers darkest well
from which he draws,
to appraise the antiquty of stars-

what is night?
if not
jet black, cobalt dark,
the bruises under your eyes
mimic the depth of sky-

I've fallen into
seas that flooded my dreams-
where you were star wandering
on shores of twilight dust. Stuck to your toes and you
brushed the residue from your fingertips,
wiped my memory off your lips-
With this kiss,
I wish you the darkest of halls to haunt,
the deepest oceans to wade and
the longest roads of melancholy-

what is night?
if not
loneliness and wind?

and what is night to night?
does it know
the deepest, darkest secrets it holds?
what is night?
if not
a snake eating it's tail-
if not
poisonous to itself?

what is night?
if not
a solitary voice of one? ..........Lover,

what is night?
if not
constellations of gods, dragons and afterlife-
if not
as suffocating as being buried alive.


Comments about Putting Myself To Bed by Amberlee Carter

  • Uriah Hamilton (2/26/2006 7:50:00 PM)

    Dark lonely beauty that nearly brought me to tears.(Report)Reply

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  • Ivy Christou (3/9/2005 5:23:00 PM)

    amazing, beautiful, moving verses.. well done!
    HBH(Report)Reply

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  • Peter A. Crowther (1/12/2005 12:22:00 PM)

    What is night?
    if not
    loneliness and wind?

    What a lovely and memorable stanza!(Report)Reply

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  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (12/7/2004 7:27:00 AM)

    amazing...just amazing.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Poem Edited: Monday, December 20, 2004