“Cercropia and Prometheus Under a Nighttime Canopy” dVerse Open Link #71

A lamppost twists its light on,
a concrete telamon leaning into
a moth’s scene, capturing flutter.

I would like to watch you dreaming
as you purl, looping past my paleness;
take my hands to enter
your flickery event of acrobatic wings

and walk with you through an unlit
forest of cyan moss-laden
grass, with its violet moon to
rest at the foot of a mountain, examining
transformation’s burrowed holes while
you flit around my knees;

handing you a lantern,
shielding an open flame
for your celestial navigation;

or write a word that protects you
from silken cocoons
of nightmarish grief.

I want to follow
you along highways
to backdoor porches
with glowing halogen lamps,
and give you parachutes to
glide on when radiance goes dim.

It’s as simple as breathing for
you in the air, to
inhabit your flight for a moment
unnoticed, necessary
to night.

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24 responses to ““Cercropia and Prometheus Under a Nighttime Canopy” dVerse Open Link #71

  1. I want to say that I love the last 4 stanzas but I don’t, I love all of it.

  2. smiles…love your imagery…and thoughts on following the moth as well….much like a butterfly they dance the skies….around the lights….as simple as breathing…nice…

  3. I like where the moth wings took you here pamela–lots of layers and turnings, symbols and colors, enriching this beautiful and meditative piece that seems to build an inner life dreaming on gauzy wings. I especially liked ‘capturing flutter.’

  4. Great imagery, beautiful piece !

  5. Beautiful, Pamela!

  6. oh yes, i want to go there, too. lovely, lovely imagery… i felt myself fluttering right along.

  7. magical feel of dreamy sense and submerged wandering (wondering))).
    navigating feelings and e motions with symbolic definition and hazy movement 🙂

  8. wonderful imagery in this…esp. loved..
    I want to follow
    you along highways
    to backdoor porches
    with glowing halogen lamps,
    and give you parachutes to
    glide on when radiance goes dim…. so good

  9. This is such a pretty poem – a wonderful conceit to go with the moth’s wings – and the capture of flutter in its wide journey is really beautifully conveyed. k.

  10. symbolism is strong, as is the use of colour… pretty piece

  11. wow…this took my breath away..truly poetic, dreamlit, colorful..simply a delight to read and recite. gorgeous piece~

  12. Such a wonderful journey with the moths, Pam! It can be most mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing!

    Hank

  13. Beautifully written, Pamela. So enchanting an image that you weave.

I appreciate all comments.

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