Burg at Dusk

by jaybluepoems

A walk amidst the burg tonight
has left a resonant echoed peace
where summer’s hold enjoys the grasp
of July in sweet release.

A distant thunder calls a storm
to pause at foothill’s knee,
defending dusk’s cool silence
and holding calm in every tree.

Avian life so perched in rest
does kindly call a day’s end tune,
begs the children home to nest
with arias sung to bring them soon.

A hush denies the silence,
stilled to only quaking leaves
which stir by some unnoticed breath
that comes in quiet sighs and heaves.

Porch by porch the dusk finds light
as neighbors settle in,
drawing down this fleeting dusk
enough to know this day’s at end.

A distant barking dog,
the laughter of two passersby,
a blue-jay’s call, a robin’s song,
thereby this evening’s peace decried.

Between the trees in shadows
a rush of swallows play fast toward home,
from tree to tree they call and sing,
sweep this fleeting light alone.

Every moment holds its own,
a shadowed thrum of life,
called in subtle mastery
in a peace denied of living’s strife.

Here this peace is brought to me,
from distant storm and play above,
that I through blessings counted
know the truth of God’s sweet love.

9 Responses to “Burg at Dusk”

  1. This reminds me od William Carlos Williams ~ and Wadsworth ~ a beautiful painting to listen too… the whispering storm-wind, bird, nightfall and the warmth of your light, breath, and passion, the presage of the beating heart of a classical writer !

  2. This is so beautiful, you really know how to paint scenery for us–my fave line is “porch by porch the dusk finds light”. Oh wow, that’s one of those, “I wish I’d written that” lines!

  3. Very evocative, some super lines here (bennetta has already pointed out “porch by porch”).
    You have the stunning ability to make the rhymes not interfere with the picture (and emotions) you are painting with vocabulary.

  4. I absolutely loved this poem, it reminded me of Thomas Merton.


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