Night Curtains

For the Friday prompt at Real Toads: Curtains and for Hedge’s 55 and for Poets United Poetry Pantry.

Night Curtains
Draw back the curtains of the night,
show us the stars and the glowing moon –
Let in the argent light.
Dance to the rhythm of the
speckled shadows –
whisper of the music made by the stars –
pulsing as sure as the blood
in your veins, beating slowly.
Draw back the curtains of the night.

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Mar 09, 2018 @ 21:01:00

    This is so enchanting!💖 I love the way you have merged images of light with the dark here especially “Dance to the rhythm of the speckled shadows”.. sigh .. Beautifully expressed. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt💖


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 09, 2018 @ 21:22:34

    Here in the desert we see so much more of the heavens than in most places–yet I still regret that it is not as dark as it used to be when I came here as a child. Nice write.


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 09, 2018 @ 21:27:19

      This what I love about living in the country – almost nil light pollution. Oh Victoria, I will be so glad when March leaves. My fsthet, grandmother, and grandfather all died before saint pat’s day, the same year.


  3. Sherry Marr
    Mar 09, 2018 @ 22:14:20

    Very lovely, Toni!


  4. Kerry O'Connor
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 00:08:29

    I love the night sky and you have captured it perfectly. Lovely word choices.


  5. jaerose37
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 06:02:46

    This reads beautifully – the flow and rhyme sublime


  6. hedgewitch
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 07:09:55

    This has all the magic of the night revealed, which I think happens so randomly that we often miss it by being (physically or mentally)somewhere else. I too have endured many bouts of insomnia over the years, where I sat outside and the stars were more real in that argent light than the shadows and clutter of the day. A lovely 55, with great musical feel–thanks for playing, Toni.


  7. qbit
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 09:12:25

    Oooh – “argent light!!”


  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 09:46:49

    Oh I love a night like this… and yes the argent light.


  9. Magaly Guerrero
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 13:10:48

    I wonder, if “draw[ing] back the curtains of the night”, would show a blank sky, dominated by a huge moon and sparkles… or, just a blank.


  10. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 16:59:08

    In fact, the whole poem dances!


  11. MNL
    Mar 10, 2018 @ 23:38:20

    lovely passionate starlight poem


  12. Donna@LivingFromHappiness
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 18:55:41

    There is a feeling to the night, a pulse….love your description:

    ‘whisper of the music made by the stars –
    pulsing as sure as the blood’


  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 19:07:44

    Just beautiful!


  14. scotthastiepoet
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 19:53:11

    Like Bjorn, I was especially touched with argent light – lovely evocative writing, Kanzen…


  15. divalounger
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 21:38:53

    Just gorgeous! Love the feel of this!


  16. Mary
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 21:54:21

    I like this & feel like I am looking up into the night sky on the darkest of nights & imagining! Lovely poem.


  17. annell4
    Mar 12, 2018 @ 10:27:00

    The night scene of moon and stars, magic!


  18. magicalmysticalteacher
    Mar 12, 2018 @ 12:24:47

    “Argent” is a word I rarely see in print. Thanks for incorporating it so skillfully into your poem.


  19. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Mar 12, 2018 @ 12:52:52

    argent, speckled , pulsing.. nice choices!


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