velvet caress

as night invaded my world
giant moths were drawn
to my lamp as it exposed
endless empty words

lulled by their velvet caress
I drifted into a deep sleep
gassed, out for the count
I imagined fields of soft grass

with beetles crawling over me
moth wings felt like weights
wondering if the dawn would
come before they claimed me

“Darkness came, full of moths and beetles. I was oppressed by the velvety emptiness of the word and swathes of soft grass. Then the fumes of the night put me to sleep” (As I walked out one Midsummer morning) – use my alchemy to turn Laurie Lee’s prose into poetry

dVerse, Laura

27 comments

  1. Lovely… some times our dreams to weigh us down. We claw for morning, and wake without feeling refreshed. I forget which butterfly house I visited to see a moth had a single wing about the size of my hand. Almost as big as a baby bird!

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  2. with beetles crawling over me
    moth wings felt like weights
    wondering if the dawn would
    come before they claimed me

    These lines leave such a lasting impression. So poignant and yet so full of beauty.

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  3. Vivid images! Relatable emotions! Wonderful poem, Kate! 🙂 And your photo is so beautiful! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…Maybe the velvety moths came to read your poem and then they wanted to carry you away on an adventure! 🙂

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