Almanac Poetry: A Little Night Music

 

Moonlit Night by Ivan Ayvazovsky, oil on canvas, 1850s. Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts. [Source: Wikimedia Commons.]

 

A Little Night Music

 

Prowling cats howl,
restless and distressed.

 

Gravestones—lunar lit;
ancestors long-deceased.

 

Chapel’s priestly aura;
novenas, candles, gold.

 

Limpid light of moon and stars
turning toward love.

 

 

 

 

 

(Acknowledgements: poem first published in Tamba, 2012, then in my third poetry collection, Orpheus in the Undershirt, Ginninderra Press, 2018.)

 

 

 

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About

Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, was published in late 2020 by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Other writing includes screenplays for educational films.

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