7/13/09

Poetry Train: Widow's Waltz

Mist the Oak Tree by wabberjocky

I heard a chuck-will call
through the dark of morning,
his song never failing
even as the first light
made ghosts from last night's rain.

So rare, the chuck-will's call.
I'd mourned him years ago and given up hope
of hearing his bright flute pierce the predawn,
summoning misty dancers
to a solo waltz through the oaks.

Their luminous gowns swirled in perfect time to his ominous song:

Chuck-Will's-Widow
Chuck- Will's- Widow

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9 comments:

  1. even as the first light
    made ghosts from last night’s rain.


    loved these lines :)

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  2. We've had quite a bit of fog lately s0 I can relate to this!

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  3. ghostly image and lovely words

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  4. Perfect time indeed....Lovely image and words

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  5. These lines are so nice.....(misty dancers)
    summoning misty dancers
    to a solo waltz through the oaks.

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  6. I loved "even as the first light/made ghosts from last night’s rain." Its a very lovely poem. (=

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  7. Hey everyone, thanks so much for the feedback on the poem. I heard a Chuck-will sing the other morning for the firt time in years. I'd heard they were disappearing in this area and hadn't exected to hear another. When this one sang, I wanted to capture the moment.

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