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This Newest Night

by Chris Sorrenti

Melodies of sunlit power
race across the darkening sky
somewhere tonight a baby will cry
somewhere out of sight an old man dies
but here this eve the union is made
no spasm of tears or hint of graves
just we as we
as we should always be

      mind in mind oh perfect coincidence

Rhythmic rifts of dawning might
hold back the tide of Satan’s fright
God is silent but then again
is he not the creator of Man?
and so men play their loudest voice
immortal rifts of dawning might
that turn the darkness into day
here God smiles this newest night
melodies of sunlit power
that race across the darkening sky
here this eve a baby cries
      and we shall raise it well

© 1977

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Posted on 12/24/2014
Copyright © 2023 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 12/24/14 at 05:44 PM

so powerful, so potent with hope amidst and betwixt the fragility of life. fave lines - mind in mind oh perfect coincidence, no spasm of tears or hint of graves...timely, gorgeous, majestic, even! xopk

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 12/29/14 at 06:54 PM

Given the copyright date, evidence of the growing talent of you, Senor Sorrenti, in your most nascent stages. How lucky for all of us that it germinated and flourished so!

Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 01/02/15 at 04:06 PM


Posted by Ginette T Belle on 01/03/15 at 02:58 AM

You still write so beautifully. Amazing.

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