A Nightjar’s Song

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

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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