Twilight Symmetry

Twilight Symmetry

A Story by Kathy Van Kurin
"

Descending winter darkness appreciated and welcomed by myself it's human companion.

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Descending darkness signals last rays of sunlight-
 bringing copper gold treetops to an intense glow.

Whirling bursts of air set  pond's surface
 in a rippling textured response
 as if to say,
"Enter the night."

Each silhouette branch
 becomes a winsome 
velvet array against fading dusk sky.

The pond becomes alive 
in a cacophony of nature's music.

 Winds arise in a slow roar
 as night birds give their final call.

 Spare lines of curling leaf ribbons 
snap in the dry cold sharpness.

Joining gusts come in waves as if 
calling to each other. "We are Winter!"

© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin


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Kathy Van Kurin
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Living as I do in a place where winters are mild, twilight is indeed an active, noisy, raucous time and you've painted it with a ton of magic using sparkling details. It's hard to fathom how some can sit inside & watch TV, a typical pastime for this time of day! I propose that we would have less division & fomenting if people would watch the show you describe rather than network news *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

Yes Margie,
You are so right. There is peace and a place to let our beings expand and find s.. read more



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Living as I do in a place where winters are mild, twilight is indeed an active, noisy, raucous time and you've painted it with a ton of magic using sparkling details. It's hard to fathom how some can sit inside & watch TV, a typical pastime for this time of day! I propose that we would have less division & fomenting if people would watch the show you describe rather than network news *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

Yes Margie,
You are so right. There is peace and a place to let our beings expand and find s.. read more
i could feel the fire in the fire place crackle as i read this poem of night calling winter breeze

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

2 Years Ago

wordman,
I really enjoy a toasty flaming fire grate of a cold winter night. Aware as outer wi.. read more
 wordman

2 Years Ago

hardly no winter here,just lots of rain,about 7 inches this week
Spare lines of curling leaf ribbons
snap in the dry cold sharpness.

Sheer beauty in the words...

The winter and the night herald the onset of a deeper, calmer and more accepting state of mind. I love winters!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Years Ago

DIVYA,
You are looking forward to change in season I'll bet. I understand. Change is good for.. read more
DIVYA

4 Years Ago

You are welcome Kathy. Reading this beautiful poetry from you was a blessing today.
The beauty of the night does not receive the recognirion it deserves!
Thanks for rectifying this!
A windy sunset and evening sound divine in your words. Thanks for this. Z

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Years Ago

Zeitnot,
So nice to hear from you and of course to take in your response. These spots we find.. read more
The world seems to come to life in every color, light and darkness of your thoughts. It makes me ponder deeper when I walk at twilight, season to season, and the day drifts into sweet sleep. Winter is like the whole world dreaming.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Years Ago

C Froman,
Oh my! "Winter is like the whole world sleeping." I so agree with that. How beautif.. read more
An owl on the moon

4 Years Ago

I so love that time of the evening! Sometimes at twilight here the soft song of owls rises and haunt.. read more
Those of us that are fortunate enough to live where there are four seasons, often do not stop and really enjoy the changing of the seasons. Winter gives the earth time to recoup its energy for the new plant growth in the spring. Valentine

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Years Ago

Valentine,
A time of dormancy is paramount to how God works. Rest-death-symbolic to the fact .. read more
I like this! I can't put my finger on what it reminds me of yet, but it's kind of like a scene in a movie I saw a long time ago, or maybe a cartoon when I was little, or MAYBE you just described it so well that I THINK I remember it... anyway, very nice

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Years Ago

D.Connolly,
Yes everyone finds something different in what they read. This was a wonderful po.. read more
Great imagery and feeling you've limned. It really read like I was in the middle of all this. Tyfs!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Years Ago

Cyprian Van Dyke,
Thanks for coming by. I hope you can find a little quiet and solace in life.. read more
Cyprian Van Dyke

4 Years Ago

You're most welcome! Thank you Kathy, you too. :)
ahahaha you lift up a season many bemoan .. oh the cold ..oh the roads filled with ice and snow ..oh the shoveling ..oh the greyness and surly faces ;) i think you take a good route to go .. i moved from SD to the Ozarks of AR so will have no complaints ever again about all that "stuff" ..tho we do get freezing rain and flurries from time to time..they are soon gone in the sunshine
E.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Years Ago

Einstein Noodle,
I look for the colors to light my way in this sometimes degenerate and blood.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

:) ................
Every season have a meaning and a feeling to each and every one of us. But as we celebrate change which is the only constant, we celebrate our place in the change of things. They all give us a fresh and old perspective on life. We tend to appreciate the value of time and the creative process in all. An excellent write...Pen on...:)..............

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Years Ago

Sami Khalil,
Pen on! Ok. I will...........Think, think. Thanks for the great mind and your sh.. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

You are welcome muchly. .....:))))))

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Added on October 15, 2016
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