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Lakeside at night

Updated on November 5, 2010

Lakeside night

Orange fiery coals burn
coolly in the lake’s dimples.
It is just a recipient
of the symbiosis
from the sun’s last burn of the day.

The water is a vast body
deep in spirit
yet shallow in warmth
with a wild heart,
that does not care.

The wind swirls and the
kisses the side of my head
and deposits a leaf on the water.
I sit on the dock and watch it float
in sadness.

The mezzanine sits
between day and night
which causes a silver lining
that silhouettes the edge
of the shoreline.

I see an ant carry
a leaf for a purposeful ending.
Darkly fading he walks
away to a place unknown
in the night’s fade.

Peering off the dock,
I am imbibing the
midnight glow of the moon.
It creates a picture with
much feeling and no meaning.

I see my figure undulate
on the lakes surface.
The old grey boards
support my feet while sitting
in contrast to the dark canvass.

I want to scoop the
moonbeam’s reflection
and smear it in my eyes.
I cry instead and feel betrayed
by the lake’s lunar alliance.

I grab the water with a firm grasp.
The liquid turns clear,
and flows out of my hand.
I can not capture the essence
and keep it.

I walk away.
After all the lake is just
a healing vision and not
rigid enough to support me
its picture shall last…

in this peculiar moment
as time brands
my feeling
which shall be warm
in remembrance.


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    • Ben Evans profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Evans 

      8 years ago


      Thank you very much for reading. I really appreciate it.

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      8 years ago

      Nice hub it's too realistic...really another piece of good work..!!!

    • Ben Evans profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Evans 

      8 years ago


      Thank you I really appreciate that you read it and I am glad you can see a picture.

    • GoldiString profile image


      8 years ago

      poem perfect..your words guides me what to picture in my mind.

    • alternate poet profile image

      alternate poet 

      8 years ago

      I like this one the best so far - and you nicely capture an idea of many things (including writing) with =

      'I see an ant carry

      a leaf for a purposeful ending.'

    • Ben Evans profile imageAUTHOR

      Ben Evans 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for reading Justine. I am glad you liked it. :)

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      8 years ago

      I grab the water with a firm grasp.

      The liquid turns clear,

      and flows out of my hand.

      I can not capture the essence

      and keep it.

      I really liked this part. :) the essence of a moment, can't be grasped.


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