At Midnight

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At Midnight

 

gather

moonbeams and weave

a tapestry of light

to hang upon the wall of night,

glowing,

 

wait for

dawn’s chariot

to drive across the sky.

Collect her rays in blankets for

cold hearts.

 

Listen

for crow’s wisdom,

squirrel’s scolding, and frog’s croak.

Hear the joy in a baby’s laugh,

find peace

 

and watch

for storms on seas

of tumbling, tossing waves,

leaving you adrift. Here you find

dragons–

 

fire

streams from their mouths–

yet you must stay calm, sing

the song of sun, moon, stars, sea–

exhale

 

glowing

dawn’s chariot,

squirrels scolding, and frog’s croak,

the song, of sun, moon, stars, sea—

behold.

 

Colleen sort of challenged me to write a garland cinquain, so here it is. For her Tanka Tuesday challenge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32 thoughts on “At Midnight

  1. You met the challenge with this lovely stroll between night and dawn. The water imagery resonates most with me right now, as it’s been raining almost nonstop since Saturday afternoon. No complaints, though. Florida’s in a drought … among other things 😉

  2. Excellent! I have that challenge on my list too, but it would be hard to improve on your effort. It really works as a flowing circle.
    And I love the dragon. (K)

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