A Cold and Quiet Night

A Cold and Quiet Night

A Poem by JE Falcon
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The Title says it all.

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The hourglass turns

Yet the candle still burns

And the heart quietly yearns

In the body near the fireplace

On a cold and quiet night.


The thoughts travel to yesterday

To an adventurous time that slipped away.

Are they of love? I cannot say.

For some things should never be said

On a cold and quiet night.


The sound of a clock echos in the room

And the rocking-chair creeks an eerie tune

As the firelight dances like the wisp of a broom.

Then memories join in, in yesterday's den,

On this cold and quiet night.



JE Falcon

09-30-2018


© 2021 JE Falcon


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A scene nicely set here. Sometimes on winter nights, looking into a fireplace fire, thoughts can be summoned to times past. Here the speaker declines to relate those memories, but hints that love may have been involved. An old saying seems appropriate here: Let sleeping dogs lie.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

True. --- Yet, on occasion Sleeping dog dream and when dreaming sounds are heard. You can't avoid th.. read more



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I enjoyed this very much. Your use of rhyme to describe the feelings are impeccable.
Love it. :)

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Thanks ever so much. This was a little out of my norm, but a fun write.
LadyBee

1 Month Ago

This is an excellent way to describe feelings. I find no faults whatsoever continue writing.
JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Thanks, and thanks for the comment. I have been for a while, and someday I will write the perfect so.. read more
"As the firelight dances like the wisp of a broom"---love that image.
this poem dances...
and there are times when quiet is not awkward at all, but just us listening...listening.
j.

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Yes, at times the best part of a fireplace is the thoughts that dance with the flames.
A scene nicely set here. Sometimes on winter nights, looking into a fireplace fire, thoughts can be summoned to times past. Here the speaker declines to relate those memories, but hints that love may have been involved. An old saying seems appropriate here: Let sleeping dogs lie.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

True. --- Yet, on occasion Sleeping dog dream and when dreaming sounds are heard. You can't avoid th.. read more
Things to ponder on a quiet night. You set the scene very well, and it reminds me a bit of Poe. Should those memories be welcomed or avoided?

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

To possible answer your question, "Only each reader will know. --- Poe is one of my favorites, of th.. read more
Samuel Dickens

1 Month Ago

In 11th grade English class, we were assigned to recite a poem before the class. I recited "The Bell.. read more
JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Ah, an excellent choice. --- Have a great day.
Plenty of ambience here from that rocking chair looking into the flames of that fire on a cold, quiet night. Reflections of what was, what might have been even. Memories, they do have a habit of interfering with the quiet. Sometimes you would rather they didn't intrude. Your stanzas conveyed well and are relatable.

Chris

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Thanks, Chris, and tis true. Fireplaces and dancing flames can conjure all sorts of thoughts, at tim.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

They do indeed. Dancing flames are so inspirational:)

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