Thursday, December 13, 2018

Night Sky



Night sky, shimmer your mirrors of light
Streak our path with meteor showers
Quarter moon is rising, silver knight

Crossing above winter's storm, so white
We hunt for arrows and spears of Gods
Night sky, shimmer your mirrors of light

We bring coins to buskers, ink to poets
We offer good tidings for a glimpse of heaven
Look, quarter moon is rising, silver knight

Heralding dancing shadows, colorful sight
We open our palms to catch bluish of circles
Night sky, shimmer your mirrors of light

Soon darkness with the longest hours 
Will come, drawing strings of new season
Quarter moon is rising, silver knight

We dream of spring tulips and sunflowers
But tonight, you're fullness, glorious tower
Night sky, shimmer your mirrors of light
Quarter moon is rising, silver knight


Posted for dVerse Open Link Night -  Thank you for your wonderful support and comments!!!   We are taking a break for 2 weeks.  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!

29 comments:

  1. Wow... what a wonderful Villanelle... and so timely this close to winter solstice. Love the refrains and the small changes you have injected into this. I can almost hear this being sung.

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  2. You had me at /we hunt for arrows and spears of Gods/. I liked the 'silver knight' refrain too. Your poem sparkles with flakes and sheets of hope and affection. I bow to your optimism and good will. You use the form so well, it does not bring focus to itself. Happy holidays!

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  3. Oh this is such a beautifully worded Villanelle 💖 especially like; "We open our palms to catch bluish of circles/Night sky, shimmer your mirrors of light." Happy Holidays, Grace 😊

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  4. A stunning, sparkling villanelle, Grace! I particularly like the way your ‘dream of spring tulips and sunflowers’ fits in with my surprise daffodils.

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  5. The beauty of this poem is in its whole, the way it all sounds together.

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    1. Yes, it is the whole night sky together. Shimmers in the silver dark

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  6. Gorgeous, rich villanelle Grace. Brilliant images, the heart of the poem - gentle and full of love... ❤️

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  7. You make the form dance for you Grace - Bravo!

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  8. Sure much to see and wonder within the night as you let the rhyme take flight.

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  9. I like those shimmering mirrors of light at night.

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  10. A beautiful Villanelle Grace and we wish you and your family a wonderful festive season and a very happy New Year xxx

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  11. coins to buskers, ink to poets...great line...you make this form look easy...well done!

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  12. Your words paint a beautiful image of the night sky, Grace.

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  13. You do the villain-nell so well Grace. The rhymes are most excellent and I love the silver knight refrain of the moon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  14. You bring the majesty of the sky to life here.

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  15. Solstice Summer
    Still Coming
    Now Lights up
    December Dark
    With Lights of LoVE iN
    Deepest WiNTeRSouls..:)

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  16. A lovely form Grace that amplifies your lovely message. Wishing you a Happy Holiday!

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  17. The alternating repetitions are beautiful.
    I hope you were able to watch Geminid meteor showers (Dec 13 and 14) as your first stanza illustrates..
    Happy Holidays and New year :)

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  18. Grace,
    A wonderful mastery of the form. I like the use of contrasts: light/dark, earthbound fields of flowers/the mirror of the night sky. A fine piece. I hope your holidays are happy and that the new year brings you joy.

    Steve

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  19. love your villanelle, like an ode to the coming solstice, we have a special celebration for it here, making sweet rice balls and feasting at midnight. wishing you that shimmering mirrors of light for always. this reads like an enchantment

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  20. Lovely effortless (seeming) villanelle - so graceful - your artistry reflects the sentiment perfectly. Thank you for the offering of ink - beautiful

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  21. I feel as if I walked into a fairy tale setting!

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  22. We dream of spring tulips and sunflowers
    But tonight, you're fullness, glorious tower

    Wonderful villanelle and a great close Grace! One can almost feel of being there seeing the fullness in reality!

    Hank

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  23. Poetry as song, lilting and soulful.

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  24. Beautiful!! With every visit to dVerse poets I just learn so much. Thank you Grace.

    Pat R

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  25. A late visit--this was my birthday weekend. This is such a beautiful villanelle-full of lovely images.

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