In That Moment


Enchanting stars

Constellation of diamonds

Dark sky, deep violet, yellow

Scarlet velvet ribbons.


Shadows on a wall of crystal glass

Reluctantly let me pass

Into a state of helplessness

Weariness vanishes

Time is unimportant.


Through lilac trees

Onyx gorgon eyes

Softly whisper

Capture that carefree spirit

Towards the edge of nothingness.


Marble columns

Telling an endless tale

To draw the crimson curtains

As empty as an empty day.

In that moment

A swelling, swirling fountain

The story of the nameless one

Words from my mouth

Strangely purified.

It is impossible

Not to believe in miracles.


Written for Poetry Jam

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9 Responses to In That Moment

  1. Mary says:

    This piece has a dreamlike quality to it, Alan. Miracles are indeed everywhere if one looks.

  2. Gabriella says:

    Beautiful imagery, Alan! Life would be harder to bear if one did not believe in miracles.

  3. brian miller says:

    so very true….if we truly look at the world around us…and how everyting fits in relationship together…it is hard not to believe in miracles…

  4. Laurie Kolp says:

    Wow… that final couplet says it all. Thanks for this uplifting poem, Alan. I especially like Onyx gorgon eyes.

  5. Poet Laundry says:

    This piece has a surreal quality to it…lots of striking, colorful imagery Alan.

  6. Rallentanda says:

    I could use a miracle right now if you could arrange one:)

  7. Ankita says:

    Indeed there is no life without miracles if only you believe in them…Thank you for the uplifting write Alan .. smiles..

  8. The image of the rotating firmament at night stayed with me while I read your poem, Alan. A beautiful write of time and the way it passes…

  9. Sara v says:

    Wow Alan, this is so full of intense beautiful images! And the ending was perfect. Loved this:-)

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