Loud Fading Clocks by O’ar Pali

I heard the clocks 
Chime in 
A new year, 
As candles 
Burning bright 
Faded out past 
Sights. 

I felt my body 
Shake, as 
Memories came 
Back,
And bones standing 
Still 
Held tight,
At the new dawn’s 
Foreshadowing light.

While warm embraces
Of past kisses 
Bathed away bygone 
Loves, and miseries: 
And I like Wendy 
Danced in 
My mind’s eye – 
With Happy,
Dwindling
Fairy dust,

There rising, 
Flying, 
To new 
Neverlands, 
New homes, 
New births
New unruly 
Seas, 
Of what is yet –
To be. 
Melting away 
Sad thoughts 
As Peter Pan 
Flew with me, 

And I heard the
Dear young soul 
Cry out in muted 
Glee – 
“Happy 2020 
To whoever 
Is awake,
With eyes wide 
Shut,
To hear these 
Hopeful 
Words in this time – 
Of unforeseen 
Tranquility 
And height.”

4 thoughts on “Loud Fading Clocks by O’ar Pali

  1. @atelierprincipen I like that a great deal. Indeed ‘Interior! Interior! Now open… and marvel!’ Beautifully done. Happy 2020, O’ar

  2. 2020 meets –

    “Midnight has come, and the great Christ Church Bell
    And many a lesser bell sound through the room”

    1920 meets –

    “Charm’d magic casements, opening on the foam
    Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn”

    1820 –

    “Already with thee! tender is the night…”

    Stay well y’all!!

  3. @rufo thank you for those beautiful words Rufo! Seems strange to believe that in the blink of an eye we too shall be yesteryears.

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