Posted in Jamie Dedes, Poems/Poetry

It Was the Golden Light

800px-Dovedale_by_Moonlight_-_Oberlini awoke
it was the golden light
the moon camping out
casting my room in the
glow of its fire

i thought
for a moment
unsure of my place
what city
what state
what day

seconds passed
slowly peeling away
the veil, the confusion
i melted into
the golden light
breathed myself
into sleep again

and done
as easily perhaps
as breathing into
eternal sleep
so frail and fragile
is this anchor
this silver thread
this castle of solitude
this just me
inside me
inside life

© 2013, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved,  
Illustration ~ from Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College) a photograph Joseph Wright of Derby’s (English Derby, 1734-1797) Dovedale by Moonlight (ca.1784-85). Description/details HERE.

Photo on 2012-09-19 at 20.00JAMIE DEDES ~ My worldly tags are poet and writer. For the past five years I’ve blogged at The Poet by Day,the journey in poem, formerly titled Musing by Moonlight.  Through the gift of poetry (mine and that of others), I enter sacred space.


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5 thoughts on “It Was the Golden Light

  1. @ Michael ~ Thank you! That’s a lovely comment. I value feedback from you.
    @ Charlie ~ That’s quite a compliment given the source. 🙂 Thank you!
    @ Gretchen ~ Well, I kind of think we see the same thing. You paint it. I poem it. Thank you!


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