Castle at Night



Darkness falls
but the city isn’t ready to sleep.
The tourists retreat to restaurants and hotels
and the students crack their books
                                                              maybe.
Oh the history that passed beneath your crumbled walls!
Built, burnt, rebuilt and burnt again
and scavenged until picturesque
May you stand as long as the Neckar flows.

About this poem

Inspired years ago during my stay in Germany

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Submitted by KevinMarston on June 02, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEAFGH
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 363
Words 51
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

Kevin Marston

I've been teaching English in Warsaw for more than 17 years, but now doing translation, proofreading and online writing (Wattpad, Scribd and Medium). I actually submitted these poems more than 19 years ago on the old-old poetry.com website; it's great to see them come to light again! more…

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