edge of sight

edge of sight by phil burns

edge of sight by phil burns

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then through the darkest hour of night
we see a glimpse
a hint of light
a candle flickering
nearby
or a glinting star
in distant sky
and in the very edge of sight
perhaps a subtle flash of white

we venture on our worry slight
we see no need
for fear or flight
a shadow moves
catches the eye
we hear a sound
a sob or sigh
the heart may tell us what is right
but the price of love defies delight

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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7 Responses to edge of sight

  1. Al says:

    It is always great to hear my friend’s voice when reading his poems. You do a fantastic job, and hearing you read it with the emotion where it is supposed to go is great. Thank you for sharing

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  2. Dear Elephant,

    The last line strikes this heart. I hear so much emotion mingled with fatigue in the voice. Be well, my friend. Beautiful poem.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. emmylgant says:

    The first time I read this, I stopped breathing after the last two lines, then read it at least twice more. This time I savored it anew ( read it again, pacing and rolling with the flow) and you brought to mind Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “Casabianca”, the last line of which is ” Love’s a burning boy”.
    Un bon poème n’a pas d’age et est toujours neuf.

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