Portraits Poetry Series #46: Silhouettes on a Swing

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had seen the image itself.


Portraits Series


The moon is out tonight

and our silhouettes

slide in the darkness

the swing glides gently,

and we feel

the pull of the moon

then the gentle sway backward

we sink in its beauty

we feel –

the ebb and the flow

as if we are a tide

washing in.

We calmly seek

the crooks and crannies

of darkness,

our fingers long to touch

and then –

with some resistance,

we slip back

toward gaping moon

swallowed whole

and bathed in its light.

All the while,

the stars do shine

and guide us gently

toward our dreams.


(c) Sumyanna 2016



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) says:

    Beautiful! : )

    Liked by 1 person

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