Poems about darkening (41 Poems)


    Coming Thunder (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    First storm of the year thickening sky, heavy air darkening below the blue weight on the limbs the leaves turned again the stagnant stillness waiting for the thunder, the cracks, the sizzle steam on the hot pavement reminders of last … Continue reading



    We carried the Christ (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    A Maundy Thursday, dressed in black feeling more acutely perhaps meaning in the stripping, the solemn steps darkening the sanctuary, after the meal, the washing of the feet leaving in silence carrying the Christ from the Garden to the cross … Continue reading



    The Shining City (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    I saw a glimpse today of the shining city on the hill, the city with the streets of gold high on the horizon on the mountainside the sun a flaming ball perched there with tongues of orange and yellow, rich … Continue reading



    A Stitch in the Sky (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    Above the tree line beside the silhouette of the dark church a contrail of a jet falling toward the horizon cut a scar through the fall sky before dusk leaving a trail lit by the refracted, failing light primrose, to … Continue reading



    Gray to Green (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    People, random strangers Cool stores Hot blacktop Eyes turn Crackle with energy, anticipation Furtive glances to the horizon, Instinctively knowing Darkening sky Deep grays Strong edges Blue slate to charcoal Pale, dimming yellow Powerless to pierce through Color shift Gray … Continue reading



    Green Sky (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    People, random strangers Crackle with energy, anticipation Furtive glances to the horizon, Instinctively knowing Darkening sky Deep grays Strong edges Blue slate to charcoal Pale, dimming yellow Powerless to pierce through Color shift Gray to green Shade like a white … Continue reading



    Salmon Skin (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    A pause on the bridge, a break in my day, as night came A stop to drink in the murmur, the echo, pulsed from the fountain Across the stillness of the water, pushing toward me The salmon surface of the … Continue reading



    Aerosol Archaeopteryx (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    Ephemeral denizen of the dawn Emblazoned on the waking An aerosol archaeopteryx Captured for a twinkling On the heavens Feathers and ancient bones Silhouetted in the tracks of the sky Like footprints in the new-fallen snow Darkening blue where they … Continue reading



    Laughing in the Rain (Raymond A. Foss Poem)

    No one’s timetable governed our steps up with the first light long before the sun rose over the slate blue ocean Wandering between palm and bright blooms in our own world together Watching the hummingbirds high in the branches above … Continue reading



    A Servant to Servants (Robert Frost Poem)

    I didn’t make you know how glad I was To have you come and camp here on our land. I promised myself to get down some day And see the way you lived, but I don’t know! With a houseful … Continue reading





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