Saturday, 7 April 2012

Night Quatrains

         We enter one another’s dreams like mist           
An insubstantial lost protagonist
Trailing stardust, touching ancient lips
Returning life to those once kissed.

Infusing sleep’s nostalgic picture show
With images of lovers long ago
We wake to feel a sense of loss
Like a dying sparkler’s after-glow.

© James Rainsford 2012

Note to readers: Posted in response to the excellent Quatrain challenge by Samual Peralta at dVerse Poets. Please click on the tab below to leave a comment.


  1. Ah, I really like this one, a dream and its afterglow - painted with mist, stardust, picture shows, sparklers - and so subtle is the rubaiyat here that it flows with the gentleness of the dream.

  2. Thanks Samual. Your comments are much appreciated.

  3. nice...this is def one of those dreams you do not want to wake up from...the after glow of sparklers is a great ending image to this as well james....really some nice touches along the way...

  4. Nicely executed form, James. And lovely photo.


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