How Dark The Night

As curtains of grief hide the suns warm rays
and shadows penetrate this sorrowed space,
I turn back time to think of sunlit days
when lambent light embraced your florid face.

I close my eyes and seek your lissome lips;
my tears fall freely as I yearn for you.
I need to feel the touch of fingertips
caressing softly as they used to do.

I thought, my Love, wed ever walk in light,
our rainbowed days would never know an end,
but now I know how dark can be the night,
how void the day without my love, my friend.

In anxious dreams again I call you back,
then I awake and see you fade to black.

Copyright 1999 Ruth Gillis

First published in the November 1999 issue of
RB's Poets' Viewpoint

 

This page is best viewed in Internet Explorer browser with a large screen monitor.
Other browser users will not be able to hear the music.

For info on page design/graphics, and for Email,
go to my Index page.

 
View Guest Book   ~ ~ ~   Sign Guest Book

 

 

 All poetry written by Ruth Gillis is copyrighted and may not be used in any way
without  written permission from the author herself,
whether it is found on this site or any other.
THIS INCLUDES POSTING ON EZBOARDS, FORUMS, ETC.
If you would like to use any of my poems for any purpose,
please email me and request permission.