Welcome to Shards of Silver

Marianne Moore once defined 'poetry' as "Imaginary gardens with real toads in them". I found this such a striking definition of something that captures the values of poetry that I couldn't leave it alone.

I've been writing - attempting - poetry since I knew how to hold a pen(cil). Some poems I write I like, most I don't, but every now and then I feel compelled to write them down, like a flush of emotion that demands access to some sort of visible medium that can later be accessed and reconsidered. I thought, maybe, that sharing these poems could help me out a little. I welcome critiques, critical and constructive (though I do, of course reserve the right to ignore the sharper sides of people's tongues ;) ), and hope that in return for your help I can leave you with something better than sorry attempts at a craft which only a tiny few have ever really mastered.

Clear Skies~V

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Final Evening

Amidst the cold entanglements of night I witness the final fall,
A crumbling of stone and a splintering of wood,
The sound of vanishing air and water,
The final evening destroyed.

Reflections of childhood and angelic songs sung aloud,
Merely mirrors catching the light of days gone,
They could never understand it now,
With the final evening as dust.

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