Birdsong's Violent Cheer



As the sun's warmth vanishes with a wave,
moonlight throws hard light from dark cold features,
feathers wrap songs in tomorrow's promise;
whispered in between pools of nature's sigh.
 
I tuck myself into gray dimensions,
neatly folded spiritualism
splashes dreams of wild coloured emptiness.
 
Shadows stalk remembrance across love's sheets
while silence lingers behind open frowns,
there's a whirlwind's ghostly presence hidden
within the tears that slip down flowered cheeks.
 
Cruel distance mocks a wide-eyed solitude
as tombs of poetry creak pastel thoughts,
here in the vast bed's creased invitation.
 
Sleep's a chronic nightmare in fluttered wings,
it waits in oceans of intuition
as harmonic fear of loneliness weeps
for impressions; artistically strung.
 
The dawn's a thousand twists and turns away,
it holds daggers of birdsong's violent cheer,
and I expose this heart for the taut chords.
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Submitted on June 04, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABCD EFC GHIJ KLI MINO PQR
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 886
Words 142
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 26

Ian Sawicki

Ian Sawicki has been writing poetry for over twenty years. He is a Manchester born poet, who has dedicated his life to exploration and composition of poetry. His work reflects the many great influential experiences of his life, the pain, the pleasure combined to create new exciting poetry. If anyone is interested in my books then please visit my lulu storefront. All artwork on these books is by my own hand. http://stores.lulu.com/chasingtheday more…

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