Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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[ a 2009 photo of The Waterfront, Port of Spain Trinidad; grey scaled and text added]

SECRETS ALIVE IN THE NIGHT
Shrouded thus, in dark secrets of night,
Shy moons hide, in obscure clouds;
Shadows ply their sinister plight,
For all is mystery ever unknown,
Silhouettes ride yon secrets of night,
Hurried messenger, mounts trusty steed
Loathsome arena, jumbies might;
Falling stars, no wish to deny,
Whispered yearnings to skyward sight;
Such is the ether in hidden carousal,
Never never, revealing secrets of night.
SECRETS ALIVE IN THE NIGHT © gillena cox 2016


Written for Susan's
mid week motif ~ secrets

30 comments:

  1. Night certainly lends itself to secrets!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Carol

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  2. The night does veil several secrets within its dark fold :D
    Beautifully penned Gillena :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. This was quite the adventure to read. I wonder what sinister plots were taking form?

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Truedessa

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Audrey

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  5. I like the way that you use the night as a curtain for the secrets that lurk. Fantastic work Gillena

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  6. As a child I was frightened of silhouettes and shadows revealed by carnival lights at night, and so I am quite ready to believe that these horses and riders are on a carousel. The poem is haunting.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Susan

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  7. I like the shy moons hiding in the obscure clouds.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Sherry

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  8. For all its dark mystery the night still has an allure. Perhaps it is those whispering yearning you mention?

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Robin

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  9. Shadows ply their sinister plight... nicely done!!!

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  10. i love the image of the obscure clouds...a lovely, haunting and mysterious piece....

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    1. Happy you dropped by Sumana

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  11. I love the rhythm in this poem Gillena - it seemed to add to the darker tone..also conjured up a carousel going around on its own in the dead of night (for some strange reason;)

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  12. hummmm....day time secrets and night time secreta...haven't really thought of giving secrets a time to be.....to be whispered....to be seen.....to be acted upon....opens new possibilities.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Annell

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  13. The night with its secrets... Delectable! :-)
    -HA

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    1. Happy you dropped in Anmol

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  14. The picture and your poem are perfect together. Your words heighten the mystery of night's darkness. Good writing Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Myrna

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  15. Great images for the secrets of night!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Amit

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