Theme: Nature



The dark blanket
of night
gets pierced
Nifty dawn metamorphoses
the darkness
into a silhouette of shadows
extending up to the horizon
Tranquility gets stirred
Caresses of Sunbeams
playfully add warmth
The spooky profile
starts diminishing
and by zenith
the Sun
ostensibly overpowers
virtually eclipsing
the poltergeist
towards extinction
albeit transiently
The ghoul
survives the wrath
expands again
the phantom marches on
towards dusky twilight
to finally merge
and become
the dark blanket of night 

Illustration by Simi Nallaseth


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 1453     Comments: 10

Comments on this Poem

Comment simply lovely

jan oskar hansen
13-Dec-2012 09:03 AM

Comment 13 Dec. '12
TO: Mr. Rajinder Krishan
A profound observation on Sun's diurnal courses alternating between light and shade swaying with hope and awe.
Rajat Das Gupta

Rajat Das Gupta
13-Dec-2012 08:13 AM

Comment Superb! Superb!

Padmaja Iyengar
12-Dec-2012 23:46 PM

Comment "virtually eclipsing
the poltergeist"

"the dark blanket of night "

Good Metaphors . Liked the alternating interplay of light and darkness, Good and evil...PGR


12-Dec-2012 08:24 AM

Comment Terrific poem. Great & thanks.

Ananya S Guha.

12-Dec-2012 07:11 AM

Comment A pretty one!

Jennifer Marie Bayer
12-Dec-2012 04:53 AM

Comment Wow!You have done it one more time! Images and your own philosophical strain make it all the more remarkable.Best regards.

Sony Dalia
12-Dec-2012 00:50 AM

Comment A deep meditation on the binary of light and shadow, day/night by examining some old literary tropes like the phantom and ghoul---the children of dark that retreat at the arrival of dawn. A typical Rajenderian philosophical strain runs through this poem as well.
A good morning treat for the tired grey cells of a city slicker.

11-Dec-2012 21:48 PM

Comment Right words drawing the required imagery and expression makes it a good example in word play. Awesome.

Seshu Chamarty
11-Dec-2012 21:44 PM

Comment Beautiful!

Pavalamani Pragasam
11-Dec-2012 21:02 PM

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