Night Like an Empire Falls: by Brad Frederiksen

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Plushes Bend of Murray River at civil twilight

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Night like an empire falls

..to the civil reflection

of one twilight pelican

..dreamily shadow ghost rafting;

 

The spirit that once held me up,

..my love, remote tears of whisky

seen through a series of still frames

..on pixels of wine glass penumbras.

 

The wind slips in whispers

..that ripple the river,

and the last morning after

..the night before raindrops

cool, calm and collectedly

..bead leaves of lilies,

belying what we know already;

 

The strains in relief

..around all of those lily leaves

bear the same burden

..all rain beads are found under.

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Water lilies at Plushes Bend of Murray River

Water lilies at Plushes Bend of Murray River

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~ by bonniemcclellan on February 10, 2015.

2 Responses to “Night Like an Empire Falls: by Brad Frederiksen”

  1. That’s spell-binding!

  2. […] Night Like an Empire Falls. […]

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