When shadows fall

The NaPoWriMo prompt today is a ghazal. I’m the featured poet today, a pleasant surprise!


The path leads into night, when shadows fall,

I take your hand, hold tight, when shadows fall.


The owl swoops through the dark, I hear her call,

Pale wings beat through moonlight, when shadows fall.


A small death in the silence, bitter gall,

Too rapid to take fright, when shadows fall.


So many dangers in the dark befall,

For only stars shed light, when shadows fall.


Cypress boughs stretch, beams of a forest hall,

Filter a gleam, so slight, when shadows fall.


The beauty of the night will never pall,

Though death delights, whenever shadows fall.


Your eyes reflect the stars; I see them all,

On wings, fly there we might, when shadows fall.


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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.

36 thoughts on “When shadows fall”

      1. I was also at the same condition when my poem got featured on the second day…
        by the way posted mine…check it out when you get a chance…

      2. oh…yes…wrote it by stealing time from my office work…sitting in the office…I am not satisfied with the poem…still now…

      1. Yes, the difficulty of the form seems to inspire you rather than daunt you. The discipline is definitely good for focusing I think.

      2. Some people can be creative in a vacuum. I’m more the kind of person who runs around like a headless chicken until I’m given very firm and absolutely unavoidable deadlines. The ultimate good school pupil ๐Ÿ™‚

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