Glowing, or Toasted

Poetry Partners #42

‘Daylight at night’, a poem by kittysverses of ‘Kitty’s Verses’

Haunted by dreams,
Keeping me awake at night,
I seek answers,
Those luminescent stars crossing paths though light years far,
Have I always known it all along?
Of times to come,
Awhile wishing otherwise.

Haunted by dreams,
That take me to lands I nary recognise,
I glide through skies,
Again plummeting down to Earth,
Through owls shrieking hoot,
Through chill cutting through the wind,
My innermost fears come out alive,
Transfiguring into light,
That shines,
Daylight at night.

A poem by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

Haunted by dreams
I've given up on, 
transfiguring into light that shines
upon me from my computer screen,
I would cast daylight at night,
should you allow it.

My innermost cutting fears plummeted
down to Earth long ago, luminescent stars
no longer; alive, but (perhaps) wishing 
otherwise.

They shiver at the chill, fear the shrieking 
hoots of owls gliding on the wind,
swooping in the dark,
as I hold a flashlight to my face,
horror tales leaving them all atremble.

Answers of times to come
are merely dreams become fears,
formed on light islands of fancy in the skies,
anchored to earth by our insecurities;

Inevitably grounded on earth
with me, mine  
quake at my practiced haunting
campfire stories but more fear
losing themselves
in the darkness.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


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