Prelude to a Nocturne

Flocks cascade from cloud to lake
reflecting summer's umber dusk.
Trees unweave their worried hands
while cooler air creeps catlike close.
Minutes quicken pulses surge:
the promise of pluperfect night.
Inward chills spill down a spine
arched as eyes desire stars.
Magnificence - the fullest moon
casting alabaster spells:
our limbs alert - electric hair -
enlivened silence into breaths
deepening expectancy
as disguise of skies drifts off.
So the cosmos bares its mind
sanctifying evenfall
its gospel rousing mouths to awe:
ambrosial wisdom wrought of rays.

Prelude to a Nocturne © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: February 25, 2019