IN PRAYER

A powerful light shines in the dark.

A light in the dark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t let my light go out.

That plea haunting at night

When she felt her prana slack, her chi fade

When alone with no one about

 

Don’t let my light go out:

She whispered in the dark

Examined the babble of scribes

The words she now began to doubt

 

Don’t let my light go out!

Not now, not with a life half-lived

Her life-force as yet unspent;

Angry at last she began to shout

 

Curses at the images

 

©Millicent Danker

3 August 2013

O NIGHT

Tejas Nair Photography Silent Night

Tejas Nair Photography Silent Night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She strikes terror, this night
Creates monsters out of light
Churns stomachs with imaginings slight
Sight dims, the din
of noises strange and thin.

She goes with loneliness, this night
Unwelcomed and loveless
To drink away till dawn
To put out when morn
Breaks free with new flight

© Millicent Danker
22 September 1999

MEMORIES [Iambic Pentameter]

English: This calligraphic fragment includes t...

English: This calligraphic fragment includes three iambic pentameter quatrains, or ruba’is, arranged in corresponding vertical and horizontal panels. Script: Nasta’liq. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember me when happy
Remember me when sad
The days of work and love and play
We had were good and bad

There were moments too lonely
And some were full of joy
That’s life they say, too casually
To every girl and boy

I know it can’t be easy
To think of all we’ve shared
But memories hold bucketsful
Of goodness – oh, we cared!

© Millicent Danker
24 April 2013