A Nightjar’s Song

Reverie #26, Indonesian Poetry Forms: Sekar madya, Wirangrong: Syllable line Length and rhyming end vowels: 8i, 8o, 10u, 6i, 7a, 8a

A Nightjar’s Song (aka: Goatsucker)

Stir this cream-soaked moon, gently wean
sweet milk from cloud-wisped light that’s caught
in warmed white jugs. An owl shrills three hoots,
premonitions of we
two, our hearts askew and scarred
by piercing cries of a nightjar.

Reverie Prompt #26 – Indonesian Poetry Forms: Sekar madya, Wirangrong: Syllable line Length and rhyming end vowels: 8i, 8o, 10u, 6i, 7a, 8a

Author: Misky

‘Misky’ lives in the UK surrounded by flowers, freshly baked bread, and always keeps dog biscuits in her pocket for her blind Springer Spaniel. She never buys clothing without pockets. Her work is widely published.

6 thoughts on “A Nightjar’s Song”

  1. That produced sound from me, something I discovered, at my reading last Sunday, is what we want from our readers/listeners. I was fascinated with how much happens in this short piece and how many different moods there are.

    1. I think the different moods resulted from my not knowing where this one was headed…. ahem. To be honest, I wrote this one line by line backward so that the vowel rhyme requirement was a priority. It made for an odd way of writing, and I wasn’t sure what was what.

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