In the liminal spaces between poetry collections, I will be periodically posting previously unpublished hand written fragments,the orphaned odes that did not find a home in any collection.
This is the 16th such fragment of some of the copious couplets and isolated ideas that did not turn into full form poems, but that you may find resonance with. I wanted to highlight where even the embryonic nature of two lines of rhyme can come from and maybe what full works they were influenced by or would go on to influence.
“Murmuration at Twilight” was born of hearing of ,.and then seeing the “Sort Sol” or Black Sun, in Denmark, where an avian troop of airborne starlings create startling shapes across the twilight sky.
They swoop and sway at end of day above a dying sun and before the moon has its silver spotlight. A support act that leaves the orbiting satellite with a lot to do to shine!. I like this work, as it’s a complete piece, and in particular ,for the closeness on the page of “daylight” and “delight”
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