Night and Day

Night and Day

A Poem by The Dreamer
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Based on Greek Myths

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Nyx, Goddess of the night,

A paradox, when there is no light.

Your beauty, hidden in shadows,

Graceful, as green meadows.

Raised in the gloom, of Tartarus,

Forever accompanied, by Erebus,

You clothe the earth, with darkness

As stars bloom to be, your witness.

 

Hemera, Goddess of the day,

Your beauty, in a drop of golden ray.

Riding the sun - your chariot of fire:

The earth clothed in light; you never tire.

Daughter of Nyx, you are;

Not at peace with her, thus far.

You refuse to see, your mother:

Leaving with haste, when she comes hither.

 

Hence exist night and day:

To bring us light, and to take it away.

© 2013 The Dreamer


Author's Note

The Dreamer
In Greek Mythology, this is how night and day came into existence.
Hemera is daughter of Nyx, fathered by Erebus, who is Darkness.
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great poem the Greeks well not just them but all lore had a way of playing on relationships and feelings because the mother and daughter don't agree night and day are separate. in my country the people who first lived here believed that there was a chord by which you could climb to the sky but an angry woman cut the chord and earth and sky were apart ever since people from the sky got trapped down here these stories can really emphasize the importance of values and relations in an unreal awesome way

Posted 6 Years Ago


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The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

yes i agree - myths , though not always true, have a way of clinging on to you. you dont forget the.. read more



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This is surely interesting. The words fit well with each other. Good job. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


classy poem.. greek mythology is always fascinating..

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

thank you :D
lot of names to remember! anyway creative poetry as usual! I enjoyed it :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


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The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

haha - yea it is confusing. took me a whole day to learn the most important names in Greek myths :P
vspjaguar

6 Years Ago

you have good memory power :P
The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

LOL
...well written...good work my friend...:)

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Night

6 Years Ago

They paint a wonderful picture...I love the night and the stars.
The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

me too - they are beautiful :)
Night

6 Years Ago

...so tranquil in it's beauty...so vast in it's wonder...:)
I love the photo... it was beautiful as was the story your poem portrayed...

I've always had a fondness for mythology, origins of things to be are different from every culture... like this one...

there's a another myth why there is day and night... (just a shortened version)

the sun had a fight with his wife, the moon... so angry that he threw bamboo shoots at her face, leaving pocked marks... the wife fled while the husband in remorse tried to amends by chasing her but refused to come back to him... the stars were their children.

Posted 6 Years Ago


The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

yea the pic is beautiful - its my desktop background now! :D
myths are interesting :) - oh the.. read more
its realy guud!! ...likd t!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

thank you anju!!! :D
awesome poem...that's what i wanted to write,....i'll also publish my view on same topic....wow..u inspired me..

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beautiful imagery....made both light and day sound wonderful..
Usually poets consider night to be sad and day to be beautiful... Nice difference from normal.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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PoeticVandal

6 Years Ago

P.S I also love the picture...
The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

oh do they? i always feel that night is beautiful - i like it more than day:)
Excellent poem!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

:) thank you
great poem the Greeks well not just them but all lore had a way of playing on relationships and feelings because the mother and daughter don't agree night and day are separate. in my country the people who first lived here believed that there was a chord by which you could climb to the sky but an angry woman cut the chord and earth and sky were apart ever since people from the sky got trapped down here these stories can really emphasize the importance of values and relations in an unreal awesome way

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Dreamer

6 Years Ago

yes i agree - myths , though not always true, have a way of clinging on to you. you dont forget the.. read more

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