Poetry Train: Widow’s Waltz

13 Jul

Mist the Oak Tree by wabberjocky

I heard a chuck-will call
through the dark of morning,
his song never failing
even as the first light
made ghosts from last night’s rain.

So rare, the chuck-will’s call.
I’d mourned him years ago and given up hope
of hearing his bright flute pierce the predawn,
summoning misty dancers
to a solo waltz through the oaks.

Their luminous gowns swirled in perfect time to his ominous song:

Chuck-Will’s-Widow
Chuck- Will’s- Widow

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9 Responses to “Poetry Train: Widow’s Waltz”

  1. gautami tripathy July 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    Surreal feel to it…

    the sky melts away from the earth

  2. lostmermaid July 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    even as the first light
    made ghosts from last night’s rain.

    loved these lines 🙂

  3. Linda Jacobs July 13, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    We’ve had quite a bit of fog lately s0 I can relate to this!

  4. stan July 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    ghostly image and lovely words

  5. Jeeves July 14, 2009 at 12:42 am #

    Perfect time indeed….Lovely image and words

  6. Nairobi July 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    These lines are so nice…..(misty dancers)
    summoning misty dancers
    to a solo waltz through the oaks.

  7. Amethyst July 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm #

    I loved “even as the first light/made ghosts from last night’s rain.” Its a very lovely poem. (=

  8. Susan Helene Gottfried July 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    Very vivid. I love this!

  9. naramalone July 16, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Hey everyone, thanks so much for the feedback on the poem. I heard a Chuck-will sing the other morning for the firt time in years. I’d heard they were disappearing in this area and hadn’t exected to hear another. When this one sang, I wanted to capture the moment.

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