Violet Shadows

Violet shadows

Windows warn

Ghostly moths swarm in expectation

Dancing on the edge

Summers forlorn moon

Steal the light

As rust on branches

Crackled and burned

Mauve petals of twilight


The threshold of the moment

Crimson legends of the night

Scarlet and golden

Steal the dawn

Perishing candles flicker

The mirror holds the presence

And the stars are hidden

Lost forever in

Violet shadows.


written for Poetry Jam

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21 Responses to Violet Shadows

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    I could visualize the night and day canvases painted with colors of meditation…beautiful Alan…

  2. Solitude relates so much to the shadows.. and the violet is such a moody color to relate to this.

  3. brian miller says:

    i like how you address it, really setting the scene and letting us see and feel it in our surroundings…well done alan….

  4. Gillena Cox says:

    its all in the shadows, down to the perishing flicker of the candle, i luv the resonance through out

    much love…

  5. Mary says:

    It would be very sad if stars were hidden forever, wouldn’t it? We definitely need them to guide us along our way….

  6. Gabriella says:

    I like how you used color imagery to convey meaning and atmosphere.

  7. Daydreamer says:

    violet shadows and perishing candles… ominously beautiful

  8. humbird says:

    Love these moments of transformation ‘Crimson legends of the night Scarlet and golden

    Steal the dawn’ ~ magical poem

  9. kaykuala h says:

    Perishing candles flicker
    The mirror holds the presence
    And the stars are hidden

    One can feel the despondence in the flickering light to end up in shadows. Perfect picture conveyed Alan!


  10. wolfsrosebud says:

    so liked the mood to this and all the wonderful texture

  11. peggygoetz says:

    So many very beautiful images in this. Wonderful.

  12. maryannpotter says:

    Love, love, love the colors you used here! Moody and beautiful.

  13. Alan,

    An image of transition and movement. The impact upon our comfort and security can be immense. Starlight adds a contentment and a pleasing light source…A deightful poem, which could be set to a musical background…


  14. djtsmith says:

    I could see a beautiful background image for this and some nice background music…atmosphere galore!

  15. Wendy Bourke says:

    A beautiful, visual piece. “Summers forlorn moon Steal the light” really resonated with me. I thought the words were an inspired articulation of solitude . . . brilliantly captured.

  16. Suyash_J says:

    i was drawn in right from the first line

  17. Violet shadows – painters love using that color in paintings as it sets a mood just as it does here in your poem!

  18. Susmit says:

    The beautiful expressions gave life to the different phases. Awesome fluidity!!

  19. Dancing on the edge i like that line nice poetry

  20. Nicholas V. says:

    Wonderful word-painting, Alan. I enjoyed reading this very much (aloud even!).

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