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venus

by Peter Humphreys

startling
in
the western sky
a lonely
eye
midst
deepening
blackening
blue
bestares
our solitude
a cold
bright
twinkling
gem
midst
mergent diadems
of myriad stars
this burning
burgeoning
planet
so cold
to us
so far
yet
near enough
to point
a clear
and
staring light
upon
the lesser souls
of heaven
wanderers
in the night
as
you and I
as
to the sky
watch
wonder
wait

02/17/2007

Posted on 02/17/2007
Copyright © 2021 Peter Humphreys

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by A. Paige White on 02/17/07 at 11:12 PM

"blackening blue bestares our solitude" is my favorite part. Smooth flowing read. This pulled down the shade of a gathering evening for me. Think I'll curl up with a cup of delaughinated coffee and drift into lonely nebulaes to ponder.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 02/18/07 at 02:19 AM

"the lesser souls of heaven", and you paint a glorious Venus. Thanks, Peter.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 02/19/07 at 07:03 PM

Peter, this is so beautiful and romantic that it should be a companion piece to "the kiss." Just as Venus is the goddess of love, the nighttime is more mysterious and romantic than in the bright sunlight. The consonance in these lines adds a tempo that is just right for love.
~Chelle~

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