Orange whispers, yellow cries...

Orange whispers, yellow cries...

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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The spirits of autumn rise as the golden leaves fall and cover the earth...

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This unholy masquerade

when reality does fade,

the imprint of a god

on our mortal-stained facade.

Saints and spirits strip the earth

of the straining hope of birth.

“Kill the hope with grasping grave,”

cries the earthly mortal slave.

                    

O, ignisfatuus,

foolish fire.

O, the lantern

in the mire.

Spirits quaking

with the light,

demon darkness,

far too bright.

Orange whispers,

yellow cries;

ever-haunting,

numb good-byes.

Good-bye, O childhood;

Farewell, my nickel joys...

© 2013 An owl on the moon


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"Orange whispers,
yellow cries;
ever-haunting,
numb goodbyes"
What's ever-haunting is this piece...how we can wake up and realize what is real, what things have gone away, and then how you tied it in with Autumn... This really just spoke to me. You're amazing Craig! xD

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

Whitney!! What a very happy surprise to have you by!! Thank you so much.. Hope everything in your wo.. read more
EmpressPoetess

5 Years Ago

Oh the whimsical winds of life, far beyond our trembling grasp! Excellent! I was riding along this.. read more



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dark and so Halloween spooky! what a nickle use to buy!!! oh my!!! cool read for me .. thank you for ignusfatuus ... will-o'-the-wisp ...
trick or treat my friend! ;)
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

So glad you were by, my friend, and so glad you enjoyed the darker colors of the season. There is al.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

i think this is a really great dark poem for All Hallows Eve ..its fun but pretty darn spooky ..
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you! It carries me back to my childhood somehow.
This is why I don't like roller coaster rides. Fate feels like it has no breaks. There is something crafty and dark about this piece...I just can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the color orange. It's not a full burn...but a prelude of the many burns we'll have to endure as adults. Orange feels old and sick....worn out like tarnished copper. We try to clean it, but it's like putting on make up. It's all a façade....it's all so temporary.

Posted 5 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

You do know how to read my mind, dear Muse... This came from the whispers of demons within... and ye.. read more
You have given Autumn a new meaning, linking it to the end of life's most pleasant, carefree season, childhood!

These lines say a lot and say it beautifully...
"Orange whispers,
yellow cries;
ever-haunting,
numb good-byes."

The spirit of autumn is conveyed totally here...
"Saints and spirits strip the earth
of the straining hope of birth.
“Kill the hope with grasping grave,”
cries the earthly mortal slave."

Never read a poem on senescence and death, so magical & exquisite. Thank you Craig.

Posted 5 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

Divya, your presence is always a joy! Thank you for your lifting words and your ability to see the e.. read more
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This piece is so very cool. It had a profound affect on me and the state of mind I find lurking within me right now. Your word choice is off the charts good. This poem wraps around me like a serpent and squeezes the life into me. I can not tell you how much I enjoyed this ride. I am more than glad I found this today. I love the photo, the format and every other nuance of this piece.

Posted 5 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

Jack, thank you so much for your wonderfully lifting comments! Much appreciated! :)
Orange whispers,
yellow cries;
ever-haunting,
numb good-byes.
Good-bye, O childhood;
Farewell, my nickel joys...

Really enjoyed these lines, amazing write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

Appreciate your comments so very much KTS!
Craig, I love this!!
Perfect for your autumn season.
I agree with Whitney that 'haunting' is just the way to describe this piece.

Posted 5 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

Made me smile to have you back around, Lilly! Thank you! :)
Interesting work that you have penned..Life is truly at times a masquerade..Enjoyed reading this creative work this morn..Sara

Posted 5 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much for stopping by, Sara. :)
Sunflower/Sara Kendrick

5 Years Ago

Craig,

You are quite welcome..May this be a blessed evening for you..

Sara
"Orange whispers,
yellow cries;
ever-haunting,
numb goodbyes"
What's ever-haunting is this piece...how we can wake up and realize what is real, what things have gone away, and then how you tied it in with Autumn... This really just spoke to me. You're amazing Craig! xD

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

Whitney!! What a very happy surprise to have you by!! Thank you so much.. Hope everything in your wo.. read more
EmpressPoetess

5 Years Ago

Oh the whimsical winds of life, far beyond our trembling grasp! Excellent! I was riding along this.. read more
Ooh a little bit of darkness Mr Froman? I love the way you have depicted Autumn here, I hadn't thought of this perspective, I felt enlightened reading this. I love the gothic undercurrent that swept between the strangled cries of the leaves.... Listen..... Can you hear them? :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

Dear Enid, how you have unmasked me! Yes... there is more darkness within me than I care to admit..... read more
I like the use of words. You took me on a very good journey. Artwork and words allowed me to feel the hunger of the unholy nights and activities. A nice ending to the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Years Ago

It's always a pleasure to have you come by my page, good friend. :)

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