Saturday, December 19, 2015


Dusk came early
To greet a gibbous moon surely

Harsh orange splashes
Daubed the westerned ashes

Setting sun your ribbons of light
Has set the tone for night

Stylized blossoms patterned sheet
A lit firefly blinks there to greet

From an aged tree across the street
A mango fell with a thump

"finished reading?"

"I wasn't reading"
I said, i was waiting

We kissed goodnight
And dimmed the light
DUSK © gillena cox 2015

Written for Outlawyer's Take Two and Sing (We); the Weekend Mini-Challenge
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

CHALLENGE: Think of a song--preferably a song of the season, a Christmas carol, Hanukah or Winter or truly any other song--and pick two consecutive words out of it. This can be any two words as long as they come one after the another. They do not have to be words particularly central to the song or the season and certainly your poem does not have to relate to the song or the season.
Use those two consecutive words as the spring board for your poem.

I chose 'your ribbons'


  1. A charming and sweetly romantic poem, Gillena--the ribbons of the setting sun are easy to imagine here and love the sound of the falling mango. k.

    1. Thanks for a lovely prompt and dropping in to read my poem

      Much love...

  2. You created the perfect mood for the loving conclusion.

    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine

      much love...

  3. If I would be were the weight of mangos could be heard it would be a glorious winter.

    1. Warm wishes dear Bjorn, i'm happy you dropped in to read mine

      much love...

  4. Kris Kristofferson,
    "Take the ribbon from your hair,
    Shake it loose and let it fall,
    Layin' soft upon my skin.
    Like the shadows on the wall."

    Nice poem, ribbons can create excitement. I am not familiar with your song if it is "Cut your ribbons."

    1. Listen to the YouTube at the beginning of the post Jim
      Thanks for dropping by

      Much love...

  5. Ah..romance. What a bit of fresh air.

  6. I wasn't reading, I was waiting. That is sooo sweet.