The NaPoWriMo theme today is couples, things in pairs or halves. Since this theme fits the cleave poetry form, and I love cleave poems, I don’t need a better excuse to post this one.
If you’re not familiar with this form, a cleave poem is in two halves, each of which can be read as a separate, and preferably totally different poem, but read together they form a third poem.
The day is dying/ the dog fox said
Stars palely glittering/ the moon will be dark
The sun has set / time for hunting
In dark corners/ fat mice scurrying
Shadows lengthen / beneath cool branches
The brooding silence breaks/ ghost owl calls
Fear echoing through lonely rooms/ the dog fox answers
A dark voice from ancient times / Come, the night is waiting.