Poetry Reading – “Then It Grows Dark (Eclipse)”

Originally published April 17, 2018, this piece was a epilogue of sorts to the Crescent Collection. This piece has a special place in my heart, and always will.


“Then It Grows Dark (Eclipse)” – Recorded 3/18/2021 – Auroraboros – Objects, and the Distance Between Them

The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/04/17/then-it-grows-dark/


Birds float
Branch to branch
As water rushes beneath
From there
To here
Effortless in its
Slow meander
Through so many hills
Tunnels underneath

Grass drips
Dew caught in
Webs and
Curled blades
Falling softly
On grateful soil

There is peace
Joy
Loving sentiments
Carried on
Wind that passes
Over scenes not to be
Forgotten

Then
It grows dark
In moments passing
Outside of
Motion
All is silent
Shadows form
Then expand
Consuming everything

In this empty
All-encompassing night
Eyes grasp for
Semblance of
Light
Reflected back
Finding
None

It is here
In sacred stillness
Where all is lost
That words are gained
In the absence
Uncaring black
Life is
Extinguished
Yet
Blood flows
Something breathes
Nonetheless

5 thoughts on “Poetry Reading – “Then It Grows Dark (Eclipse)”

    1. Aha, yes, the date is incorrect… I decided to just leave it. โ˜บ๏ธ I didn’t realize until I was posting it that it was wrong, and by then, I just figured these days tend to blur together anyway, it’s a good commemoration of the current state of things. I am impressed by your attention to detail.

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        1. I respect that a lot. I am honored… And a bit embarrassed that someone took the time to read/listen and it was erroneous. ๐Ÿ˜… But, imperfections are what make life more flavorful as far as I am concerned. It has brought a feeling of humility and vulnerability to me now, for which I am always grateful. Thank you, for reading and for commenting. I appreciate it a lot.

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