Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blue Ghosts of Night



credit to unknown source


Haunted dark trails, candles of light
tiny blue ghosts, illuminate the night
wings of desire, hearts begin to spark
nestled together dreams take flight

Posted for Dverse hosted by Bjorn
writing Ruba’i and Rubáiyát
3 rules:
Rhyme-scheme AABA
All lines approx. same length
Last line in the quatrain sums up the first three


37 comments:

  1. That pic is quite interesting to look at indeed. Blue spoke to you, never would have guessed lol nestled as one and dreams taking flight, sure sounds grand.

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    1. I found that recently and it caught my attention because of the blue lights..lol..yeah, who would have know that blue would speak to me.

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  2. That's a breathtaking photograph...beautiful luminescence.

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    1. Thanks Keith..I agree the photo is beautiful.

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  3. this is a beautiful write... the blue ghosts and candles of light; there's a lot to admire when darkness falls...

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    1. Ah, when darkness falls one never knows what will call...

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  4. This has a lovely dreamlike quality to it, Truedessa. Excellent Ruba’i form.

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    1. Well, I've never tried this form before so thought I would get it a go. Thanks...

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  5. Your poem illustrates the photo beautifully. I like the image of the 'tiny blue ghosts'.

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    1. Tiny blue ghosts or blue fireflies. I imagine it must be quite the sight to behold.

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  6. I like the candles of light, tiny blue ghosts ~

    Lovely verses matching that wonderful picture ~

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    1. Thanks grace..blue ghosts filled with mystery..

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  7. a little bit of night magic in that...
    so cool to see them dancing together
    illuminating the dark...i like the blue
    ghost descriptor....

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    1. Hey a bit of magic is always nice
      and ghosts can be friendly...

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  8. That had such a light flare to it - I liked it!

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  9. wings of desire, hearts begin to spark
    nestled together dreams take flight

    If not careful one sees the dreams crumble! Nicely Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. Well, if a dream is meant to be it will take flight..

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  10. I love how you add the togetherness in the last line, letting the nature being the backdrop to that wonderful description of love in the last stanza.

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    1. Bjorn, I've never tried this form before so thank you for the prompt.
      nature can be so inspiring.

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  11. Wow, a whole story, complete drama in just one quatrain; perfect use of the form too; kind of a tanka feel to it.

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    1. Hi Glenn,

      Thank you for the comment as I wasn't sure of the form as this is new to me but, I wanted to challenge myself and I just let my muse
      speak.

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  12. this reminds me of dusk and lightning-bugs on the farm.

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    1. Well. they are a type of lightning bugs but, they have a blue glow that doesn't flash it is a continuous glow.

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  13. oh i love when dreams take flight... nice and magically woven...

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    1. It is nice when dreams spread their wings and fly to new heights.

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  14. What a beautiful picture !
    Wonderful post :)

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  15. so much in so little space...beautiful..and what an amazing photo...

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  16. Ah, it sounds like magical chanting! ~ When hearts begin to spark - expect the miracle! :)x

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  17. I love those beautiful blue ghosts.

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