In Quiet Night



Stolen moments in moonlit sanctuary,

In Artemis's temple love is sacrificed,

Broken but standing statue in glory laureled,

Like us,

Silent witness to our love's woven tale,

Your eyes reveal an ocean of pain,

Let me drown in them for pity's sake,

Cast me not into the eternal abyss of my fate,

Our love soaring on the wings of Icarus,

Let us embrace one last time,

Before we plummet into the unknown,

The unwanted,

Our souls devoured mercilessly by the sands of time,

As we kneel and gaze at Apollo's chariot,

A new dawn is birthed from night's sweet passion,

Readied with spear and sword,

To pierce our tender love.

About this poem

A poem of lovers torn apart as they are forced to marry someone else.

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Submitted by cwolff on December 13, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme X A A X X X X X B X B X X X X
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 647
Words 142
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

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