Moonlight: Kyrielle

 

 

I walk along this path at night

Grey-blue still, but darkening sky

Shadows lengthening, dimming light

To fading dreams, I say goodbye

 

Shadows entwined as we embraced

We kissed under a moonlit sky

Sighing, swaying, with hearts that raced

To fading dreams, I say goodbye

 

What happened, Love, to night romance

We let it go, we just stood by

We drank our wine and then we danced

To fading dreams, I say goodbye

 

This grove that once seemed so benign

Where we once tread and we would lie

Now phantom-filled, no longer mine

To fading dreams, I say goodbye

 

No more trysts beneath these poplars

No more secrets beneath this sky

No more kissing under the stars

To fading dreams, I say goodbye

 

This is a Kyrielle, in response to Jane Doughertyโ€™s poetry challenge.

A Kyrielle consists of quatrains with a repeating refrain, usually the last line of each stanza. Each line is 8 syllables. Various rhyme schemes can be used. Mine is abaB with B the repeated line. The prompt was a painting that you can see on her page, along with these words: Moonlight, tread, wary, secret, swaying

 

 

 

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