Glint



The wash of the moon
dream-limned
from a million eyes
streamed in
and brushed
against my face.

Awakened, I asked,
What is it that
you came to visit?
The moon replied,
This is not a love song.
I’ve brought you this:

It’s the dust
God shook off
his great coat
after he had stopped
arguing with
his younger self.

It’s the particles
of worlds
that vanished
before time
had a face
recognisable.

It’s the numbers
of the universe
broken up
by the tremor
of a bird’s
beating wing.

It’s the grain
that floats
among the stars
come to rest
as the glint and grit
in your eyes.

These things
are the fading
and the thrum,
the shadow
and the light of life.
Listen, see, speak.
 

Warwick McFadyen

 
Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Submitted by wmcfadyen on July 03, 2023

44 sec read
2

Quick analysis:

Scheme XABXAC AAAAXX AXAAXX XXADCX XXXXXE XXXAAB XEDAXX
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 702
Words 149
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6

Warwick McFadyen

Warwick McFadyen is an Australian writer and editor, based in Melbourne. more…

All Warwick McFadyen poems | Warwick McFadyen Books

1 fan

Discuss the poem Glint with the community...

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Glint" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 21 Jun 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/163168/glint>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    More poems by

    Warwick McFadyen

    »

    June 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
    9
    days
    0
    hours
    5
    minutes

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    An esteemed poet appointed by a government or conferring institution such as the Royal Household is called?
    A Official
    B Poet Laureate
    C British Writer
    D Pulitzer