Friday, September 20, 2013

Night Folds The Stars

Night folds the stars into
origami wings to fly secrets
across midnight galaxies
where beauty can’t
be twisted by jealous tongues.

Caught in the dry rain
of autumn leaves
the harvest moon dances
with the wind to erase
lovers’ steps from prying eyes.

Mystery keeps its shoulder
against the horizon to stall
sunrise long enough to allow
joy to erase forbidden.


©Susie Clevenger 2013

15 comments:

Marian said...

oh! joy erases forbidden. maybe?
love this, Susie, all it evokes. lovely.

Bill Nicholls said...

Lovely poem

humbird said...

Susie, love your first stanza:
'Night folds the stars into
origami wings to fly secrets
across midnight galaxies
where beauty can’t
be twisted by jealous tongues.'

and you want 'joy to erase forbidden'..ah

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely Susie.
The first stanza is so wonderfully rich, the words nectar on my tongue as I read.
More than lovely - brilliant.
Anna :o]

Hannah said...

This is gorgeous!! Love your opening and the idea of leaves falling as "dry rain." so neat!

Ella said...

Glorious Susie you had me at origami wings-swoon worthy!

grapeling said...

I really like that last stanza, Susie

De said...

Oh, my. Holy cow. LOVE this:
"Night folds the stars into
origami wings to fly secrets"

Just beautiful, Susie.

Debi Swim said...

So many good lines... this is very imaginative and lovely.

Vandana Sharma said...

a soothing piece

Other Mary said...

Beautifully written. The subtle mentions of a forbidden tryst add another intriguing dimension to this.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a beautiful use of personification in this poem.

Mary said...

I really like the idea of night folding stars into origami wings. Such a lovely image.

Beautiful poem in every regard.

Heaven said...

This is beautiful Susie, specially the imagery of first stanza, night folds the stars into origami wings ~

Manicddaily said...

Stalling dawn to erase forbidden sounds pretty darn good to me! Very eloquent poem. Thanks, Susie. k.