Ruby Star

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This Night - Poem by Ruby Star

Velvet night
dark brimming cup
a warm vessel,
steamy cauldron
cradling lover’s
kiln fired limbs,
catching sighs,
clothing frailty,
keeping secrets.

A child’s laughter
flung high,
tinkling bright
in the darkness
like gold coins,
tossed in sunlight,
turning, tumbling.

A lone
broadcasts warning
a night sentinel
doing duty,
as feline foe
slinks in shadow.

Dream-catcher dark
snares the nightmares,
draws the shadows,
traps all tears
in midnight webbing,
in dark tissue,
in ebony folds,
bright dreams of hope,
kept safe till
day break.

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About a warm summer's evening, seen and heard from my bedroom window

Comments about This Night by Ruby Star

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/17/2013 4:56:00 AM)

    bright dreams of hope, good write, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013

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