A Shimmering Kiss

A Shimmering Kiss
A Shimmering Kiss…the blissful gloaming light

As if on the wings of flight-ed doves,
in sight of horizon’s languid end,
between gilt clouds and
as orange chariot beams commend,
they race across that deep scorched blue
from the slow and weary dying sun,
fading at their ends,
sighing, for the darkness comes;
a calming heart may see the world in bliss,
its light betrothed to the gloaming gift,
as lives churn and time discerns a plight,
before a shallow moon decrees
the oncoming night.

As birds flutter in twilight chill,
dancing in the falling golden hues,
to capture an insect repast in flight,
a hearty meal infused,
as stillness profound pervades and casts,
until the night insists,
as diamonds spattered upon velvet
like a billion shimmering lights do kiss the sky;
and moon ascends its silvery trail,
to glow a face of pale blue refrain,
a smile upon the darkened night,
a soft and gentle reign, until
the dawn does break the same.

What speaks to night,
what ancient quarry echoes time so lost,
to revere the bright and glimmering sight
of so many worlds long past,
and standing under this mantel,
this forever breach of light,
I can but feel so minuscule,
my every breath, my momentary life;
and so I breathe this moist cold air,
this turn of phrase the end of day,
and my heart out reaches eternity,
my small part in proclivity,
to thankful graces given.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

6 thoughts on “A Shimmering Kiss

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:53 PM
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    Just wonderful poetry. Love your creativity here like – like a billion shimmering lights do kiss the sky;

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  • December 17, 2016 at 11:06 PM
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    Glad you appreciated the work Rasma, thank you sincerely for your kind words. Cheers!

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  • December 18, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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    So much beauty you have captured in this lovely poem Tony…your words are a real treat to any nature lover..thank you so much for sharing..have a lovely day!

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  • December 18, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    Thanks Anjana, yes nature has always been a focus for poetry, a source of such beauty and understanding for our seeking minds. Glad you appreciated it. Take care.

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  • December 18, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    Ah! I love your beautiful renderings of nature, the evening bliss, the shimmering kiss of the stars. So peaceful and oh so lovely.

    Tony, I hope you and your loved ones have a happy Christmas and a blessed new year. 2017 ! Here we are with friends gathering near to us as we come to the end of this year and begin a new one. It has been a great year in the sense that I have gained many beautiful friendships including yours, and I am grateful for that.

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  • December 18, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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    Thanks Phyllis, I feel the same, sharing our lives and thoughts, regardless of physical distance. Enjoy the holiday season, filled with love and sharing and lets hope 2017 brings all of us joy and peace. Take care.

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