February 27, 2014

Beacons by Michael Keshigian

At dusk, pointed shadows
of maple tree foliage
print hieroglyphics
upon the darkening landscape,
a discernable message
as the moon ascends
and swallows
small clumps of darkness
the sun leaves behind.
Lunar sand illuminates
the dimming tree line,
stars, in earnest, glimmer
to deepen the view
the empty vat of space provides.
A topless, black shroud
with a hostile view
would linger overhead
should these beacons extinguish
and allow the dark
to accentuate the hollow, lightless
silence that would be night.

Michael Keshigian’s published poetry books include: Eagle’s PerchWildflowersJazz Face, Warm Summer Memories, Silent Poems, Seeking Solace, Dwindling Knight, and Translucent View. He is a 5- time Pushcart Prize and 2-time Best Of The Net nominee. His poem, Winter Moon, was recently set for Soprano and Piano and premiered in last fall (2013) in Boston.(michaelkeshigian.com)

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