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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, August 8, 2011

Late Afternoon

Melancholy of an Afternoon (1913) by de Chirico
Late afternoon
is the loneliest time
Sun going down, casting
long shadows
Day not yet over but
dying slowly
Commuter train whistles, carrying
moms, dads, lovers 
back home 
Everything partnered up
in late afternoon
Solitude
has no place here
Loneliness must wait 
for the night's embrace.

submitted for dVerse Poets Pub, Open Link Night #4




10 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Late afternoon is to the day what Thursday is to the week. Ugh!

Brian Miller said...

lonliness must wait for nights embrace...that is a sad note to end on...just when everyone is heading home... : (

120 Socks said...

Oh Lolamouse - this was really beautiful!

darev2005 said...

Very nice. Of course since I work third shift, late afternoon is when my day just really gets rolling good. I'm just stepping up to the plate about the time most normal people are leaving the stands.

Isabel said...

such a sad notion beautifully expressed. great post

ayala said...

Loneliness must wait for the nights embrace...sad and yet so lovely.

Luke Prater said...

lonely poignant piece. Kinda reminded me of that song by The Band 'don't leave me alone in the twilight, cos twilight is the loneliest time of day'. Nice write. Laughed hard at your header... hehe

Luke Prater said...

lonely poignant piece. Kinda reminded me of that song by The Band 'don't leave me alone in the twilight, cos twilight is the loneliest time of day'. Nice write. Laughed hard at your header... hehe

Luke Prater said...

lonely poignant piece. Kinda reminded me of that song by The Band 'don't leave me alone in the twilight, cos twilight is the loneliest time of day'. Nice write. Laughed hard at your header... hehe

lynne said...

I used to detest Fridays.. watching others partner up for weekends together.. I know these emotions well.
sad poem, but well done..