Into The Night



Quietly the lilac scent,
the ripple of the pond
touch an invisible chord of my heart,
and I inhale
silence-- deep, unspoiled.
Time stands still.

And like the Monarch-
thousand miles in flight,
from North does it depart,
so does my long-distance run
come to a stall, no sign, no moan.
I lay me down, stilled within
and wait for dawn.
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Submitted by donka_k on May 31, 2019

Modified on March 08, 2023

18 sec read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXAXXX XXAXXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 320
Words 61
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 6, 7

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4 Comments
  • donka_k
    Thank you for your encouragement. The Monarch is symbolic of my living in different lands as an immigrant.
    LikeReply24 days ago
  • Abbykesington
    Beautiful. From the first line I was transported into a garden with ponds. Love the simile " like a monarch. Keep writing..
    LikeReply24 days ago
  • donka_k
    An awesome review! I saw the poem in a new light after reading your comment. Thank you so much!!
    LikeReply24 days ago
  • terrye.62528
    The lilac scent and, the ripple of the pond. Beautiful beginning that empowers the flow of this write...Inhale as time stands...still.
    amazing !...stilled.,and like the Monarch.....Fantastic imagery, here
    really enjoyed the reading 
    LikeReply24 days ago

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