Twilight Reclaimed



I meet with three faces
  that come in the night
In dreams that preplace
  masks of darkness and light
Their voices once spoken
   remain in my head
Until words are then written
  pitting joy against dread
These triplets were born
  in a harrowing storm
Only quieting down
  when new offspring are born
And then able to sleep
  once each orphan is named
Their breath I still feel
  —in the twilight reclaimed

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2014)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on October 21, 2018

Modified on March 13, 2023

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Scheme ABABCDCDEXXEXFXF X
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 433
Words 75
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 16, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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