Night and Day; At Dead of Night

Day falls to Night

 

On a whim, I wanted to try an acrostic poem on ‘night’ and ‘day’. I’ve added another offering from back in 2013, ‘At Dead of Night’. This was written as a dedication to my parents who suffered due to me (unintentionally) and whose presence I felt several times in my dreams.

Night and Day

Night
Is
Gold-
Hanging
Thread

and

Day
Always
Yields

Morning

May
our
risings
never
interrupt
nature’s
glory

Lunch

Lovely
up-turned
natural
crunchy
harvest

Afternoon

After
feeling
time’s
edge
rattling,
never
open
onto
negatives

Evening

Even
vain
escapades
name
interesting
notions,
grasp!

Supper x 2

Safe
upon
plate,
potato
eats
rancour,
satisfying,
urging
peace,
playing,
ending
restlessness
…and so to

Bed

Bide
enduring
dreams,

bringing
easing
dark…

night

At Dead of Night

At dead of night
the dead come bright
into my head,

not causing fright,
more seeking right
to understand,

to soothe my plight,
allow my flight
to peaceful sleep.

Past deeds not right
always in sight,
a guilt too deep.

My sorrow might
abate by light
when dawn creeps up,

though aching head
at my Mum’s bed
I still feel now.

Then she smiles bright
and holds me tight
to ease my pain.

My Dad comes steady
a huge hug ready
to lift my soul.

At dead of night
the dead come bright
into my head.

AFC 2013

~

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Ann Carr

I love writing; short stories, poems, fiction and non-fiction. My time in teaching dyslexics, primary, secondary and adults, life with grandchildren and a multitude of experiences, all have taught me to value family, nature and life in general. I'm a member of HubPages (hubpages.com/@annart) which has helped me hone my writing skills. I have published an anthology of stories and poems on the subject of 'words', entitled 'Take a Word!', designed to encourage writers to stretch their boundaries when choosing words. It's exciting to be a part of a community which has the same passion for writing.

9 thoughts on “Night and Day; At Dead of Night

  • January 13, 2022 at 8:23 AM
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    I’d love to know what you think of these.

    I also haven’t a clue how to centre these poems, so that they read more easily and don’t have a massive space to the right! I’ve looked for some suggestions but nothing has worked so far. Any advice please?!
    Ann

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  • January 13, 2022 at 11:06 AM
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    No advice Lol. Phyllis always has to fix something on my poems. But I do love to see what people create with acrostic poetry, yours was very well done. Also enjoyed your poem at the end. Nice work~Paul

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  • January 13, 2022 at 11:32 AM
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    Thank you, Paul! Delighted with your kind comments. I’m enjoying being here at TCE.
    Ann

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  • January 13, 2022 at 3:45 PM
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    Ann I loved the creativity of these pieces. Both the acrostics of the various times of day and the last poem were a joy to read. Thank you for sharing them here. I gave you instructions on centring poems in an email.

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  • January 14, 2022 at 6:53 AM
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    Thanks John! I’ve now found the relevant editing devices – obvious when you know, isn’t it?!
    I appreciate your kind comments and your help.
    Ann

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  • January 15, 2022 at 2:04 AM
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    Glad you liked these, Phyllis. I appreciate your multi-visits today! Thank you.

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  • January 17, 2022 at 3:29 PM
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    I love how the poems move in theme and imagery from the beginning to an unexpected end. Well done! I love short line poems. It is fun to try to make them work and did well. Jamie

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  • January 18, 2022 at 2:55 AM
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    Well, Jamie, 3 visits to my work – it’s great! The last one here has a special significance to me and always makes me cry!
    I guess short-line poems can be more difficult; all the more reason why I appreciate your kind words.
    Ann

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