Briefly it enters, and briefly it speaks

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Poem inspired by the title of Jane Kenyon’s poetic masterpiece, “Briefly it enters, briefly it speaks.”

Bothersome;
they come to me like midnight jasmine,
syllables moody-saccharine,
like crickets singing in slow motion,
when I write of himβ€”
framing a face of exquisite symmetry is
the moon, lustrous;
far away and yet, it feels like
I can reach and capture, completely.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Bar-tending for the lovely De, the word tonight is “Bother.”Come join us! πŸ’

Posted for Quadrille #126 @ dVerse Poets Pub

64 Replies to “Briefly it enters, and briefly it speaks”

  1. “they come to me like midnight jasmine,
    syllables moody-saccharine,
    like crickets singing in slow motion,”
    What amazing description as always.
    Just beautiful!

  2. I find myself wishing that I could be as excited about the night as you are… I am a morning and day person…. darkness weighs heavy on me

  3. I love the idea of syllables singing in the night air. Sometimes I think of lines of poetry as I’m drifting off to sleep, and I tell myself I’ll remember them in the morning, but I never do…

  4. I especially like this:
    “framing a face of exquisite symmetry is
    the moon, lustrous;
    far away and yet, it feels like
    I can reach and capture, completely.”

  5. That nighttime feeling of time slowing to a crawl was perfectly explained by,
    “like crickets singing in slow motion”.
    A beautiful piece excellently crafted.

  6. I am echoing what so many have already said,
    β€œthey come to me like midnight jasmine,
    syllables moody-saccharine,
    like crickets singing in slow motion,”
    You, dear poetess, have such way with words.

  7. Beautiful, intriguing as I instinctively knew your quadrille would be … and saved it for close to last … to savor.

    1. Thank you so much, De πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  8. This is fabulous Saana! πŸ’–

    Especially the three first lines. And as a whole it contains such imagery that it seems much longer then a mere 44 words.

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