Rainbows of the night

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When sadnesses besiege me,

At the dying of the light,

And starlight illuminates,

The ending of the day, 

Then fractious star-crossed lovers

Just quietly drift away.


We sigh silently, out of sight

Of mirrors, water, eyes, light,

And find, momentarily,

Man loses his disguise.


We spin and whirl and dance,

Like hemlock in the hay;

We are Witch, Wicca, Wizard

Who sway beneath the moon, all night 

All day, we dream our dreams away.


For all that was lost

Is summoned a-new,

Pentacles set aflame tonight,

Beneath the sky, the earth, the pellucid light.


Time and tide and star-shine do not lie,

A pharmacology of shadow bleeds out the day

As warp and weft weave their weary way 

Towards the dying of the light,

The goddess in the moon deceiving,

As light bends, curves away —

Aphrodite-night occurs, by day.




◄ April morning

Charlie & the Thunder ►


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Martin Elder

Fri 14th Aug 2020 22:04

John many apologies . I really don't know how I managed to juxtapose your name . please forgive me

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John Marks

Fri 14th Aug 2020 19:18

Thank you Mark O, Martin, Shifa, Nereeta, Binte, Eric.

Martin, I am John! 😎

“Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you.”
― Maya Angelou

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Martin Elder

Fri 14th Aug 2020 12:46

What absolutely stunning writing Mark. The last stanza is the pinnacle for me.

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Mark O

Thu 13th Aug 2020 23:09

"We are Witch, Wicca, Wizard

Who sway beneath the moon, all night

All day, we dream our dreams away."

Beautiful piece.

- Mark

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