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Evening Darkness

Alan S Jeeves 1951 (Lancashire)



Whereas the evening filters through
To bring the darkness seeping down.
The daylight's leave now overdue
High above a slumbering town.

To bring the darkness seeping down
As the north wind starts its blowing;
High above the slumbering town
Night time shadows start their showing.

As the north wind starts its blowing
Round and around deserted ways.
Night time shadows start their showing
There under, eerie phantoms gaze.

Round and around deserted ways
Within the blackest, darkest night
There under, eerie phantoms gaze
Misleading by subdued moonlight.

Within the blackest, darkest night
The daylight's leave now overdue;
Misleading by subdued moonlight
Whereas the evening filters through.

About this poem

This poem starts as it means to go on as it is a Modern Western Pantoum. Writ in 1978, it is the first pantoum published by the author.

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Submitted by AlanSJeeves on July 19, 2021

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