Purple Stranger

It was the way day turned to night, like the flicking
of a switch, shadows scrambling to unpin themselves

from the snow, the moon hastily draping a cloud over
her naked bosom, stars still, not ready to twinkle, the

glare of not knowing transforming into dark realization
in an instant, as if something had been revealed, as if

something had been hidden, forever. Except today, when
an odd twilight slipped into the silence, like a stranger in

a purple coat walking slowly over the slopes, holding the
eye, stretching distance, stark against the emptiness,

carrying not to the inky gloom that was to come, but the
light that could brighten a heart for just a little longer.

 

First published on Visual Verse (Vol 05, Chapter 04)
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42 thoughts on “Purple Stranger

  1. There is a spiritual depth to your poetry that envelopes and entangles my soul, comforts my heart, but leaves my mind in awe, unable to share in words what you’ve done to me. I can only say, I like it, my life would be less without your word songs.

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  2. Lovely images….I particularly loved….

    ‘a purple coat walking slowly over the slopes, holding the
    eye, stretching distance, stark against the emptiness,

    carrying not to the inky gloom that was to come, but the
    light that could brighten a heart for just a little longer.’

    It seems nature has this way with me, brightening my heart even among the gloom.

    Liked by 1 person

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