NaPoWriMo: In the violet depths of midnight

Yesterday I responded to four different twitter prompts with a four line rhyming stanza. This poem is the result of stringing them all together.


In the violet depths of midnight,

Beneath the dancing trees,

I am caught in a tangle of moonlight,

Enthralled by a magic breeze.

In a dream I hear you calling,

From a place I cannot see,

Beyond the dark horizon,

And the tossing, purple sea.

Though the garden’s full of roses,

Perfumed climbers full of grace,

I cannot part their curtain,

Their thorns obscure your face.

A mess of blossom frothing,

Where rose and jasmine weave,

With the scent of spring’s swift passing,

Hides the path you took to leave.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

11 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: In the violet depths of midnight”

  1. You need a musician to write the notes to make songs of these. This would fit well to the music Phil Ochs wrote for “The Highwayman”. Of course he’s not around any more. Get Richard Thompson on the phone! (K)

  2. I’ve just read your three most recent poems for NaPoWriMo and I’ve decided that I just love your poetry.
    Also, I found you because you were featured on for your cleave poem for Day 15. One of my favorite parts of naporwimo is discovering poetry blogs like yours!

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