In the dying light.

Poetry dried russet leaves on branches wet after rainfall

Glass drops caught
on bare fingers
rolling down arms
lifted in a poise stilled
to the dying sun, wrapping
sheaths of light
on her skin, splaying by her sides
a dancer frozen mid-spin
Flap!
jolted, her arms flail
sparkling beads spill
shatter into the ground.


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21 responses to “In the dying light.”

    1. Happy New Year to you too!

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      1. πŸ™πŸ’πŸ™πŸ’πŸ™

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  1. This is beautiful, Rafia. ❀️Happy New Year, dear friend! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

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    1. Thank you dear Jeff! A Happy New Year to you too! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

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      1. You’re welcome, Rafia. Always! Thank you! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

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  2. Absolutely loved this! Happy New Year, Rafia! Wish you the best ❀

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Akshay! And Thank you! 😊 🎊

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  3. Very ambivalent, but strong in its motives, like sun is normally a sign of life, but here it is a dying sun, so this vanity is really strong in it.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback, I love reading how someone else takes these words in. ❀ !!

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      1. You’re welcome. You are really a strong-worded writer, in a positive sense, because the words really leave a vivid impression.

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        1. Thank you again for staying a while, reading a few more and taking the time to drop some of your words.

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          1. You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

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  4. Yes absolutely! Well written thanks πŸ’“πŸŽ‰πŸ€—

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  5. Amazing imagery! Loved it.

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  6. And my impressions of your lovely poem, is that in the twilight hours, when the sun is weak, a sudden passing of a bird, maybe rushing off to roost, startles a beaded dancer in mid-step hands over her head. Whatever were your intentions, Rafia, it holds lovely imagery:)

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    1. This is a beautiful image you have conjured, I lovee reading such feedbacks, I am always curious about what someone else associate with the written word. Thank you for this Karima ❀

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  7. A great metaphor!
    Dwight

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    1. Thank you Dwight ^-^

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