Nightingale Hours: The Read Aloud Version

Today is Beltane, which leads the mind to linger on...well, perhaps that's best expressed in some of the poetry I've written.

Nightingale Hours has been a popular piece ever since I wrote it a year ago. It certainly suits the theme of Beltane quite well, so I thought it'd be fun to record it in honor of the day.




Nightingale Hours

Wildness floats around you,
wolf wicked,
but I’m no little girl
to be dandelion led.

I am a pebble-strewer,
hoping you’d find your way
to my hidden home.

Delight-whisperer, come
find me quick
amid the mysteries
of the sentinel forest.

Bring your power
midnight mage.
I’ve plenty of my own.
Bring your passion
moon brigand,

and see that I
am just as adept at stealing
kisses and nightingale hours
as you are.

Song Choice: I Drove All Night by Roy Orbison 

28 comments:

  1. Ok, I'm all puckered up - where are you? Seriously, alive and passionate, your reading was exquisite!

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  2. Pebble strewer, delight whisperer... this poem is strewn with delights!

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  3. Wolf wicked! Love that phrase! Reminds me of Under Milkwood.

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    1. I'm not familiar with Under Milkwood. What is it?

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  4. There's more than a little invitation -- and mastery -- leading to this house in the greenwood. The wolf will be happily surprised.

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  5. Dandelion led is such a captivating image..

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    1. I was pleased with myself when I came up with it.

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  6. One day we all will meet our match. However while I can steal kisses I'll take my chance.

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeously penned, Rommy❤️ I like the phrases 'wolf wicked' and 'delight whisperer' It was a joy to hear you read this poem out aloud! You have a beautiful voice ❤️


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  8. Yummy, yummy! What deliciously enticing language, on and off the page.

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  9. Your voice, the way your inflections shape the words, your natural pauses... all of it adds so much to my own reading of the poem. There is pure passion dancing out of the sounds. Just fantastic.

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    1. This was one of my favorites to write. And it was just as much fun to read out loud.

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  10. Dandelion led, pebble strewed, wolf wicked, what a gorgeously alive poem this is. Why is this the first time I noticed the lion in Dandelion?

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    1. *grin* I don't know if too many others picked up on it before either. But there was just so much in that phrase I loved, both with the way it sounded and the images that it can bring up.

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  11. Oh I loved to hear you read this... So tempting to come strolling along the pebble strewed trails.

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  12. Well! That wraps it up :) That was Great!
    PS:I'm a die hard fan of "Roy" and still smile at the Traveling Milburys

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  13. What a delightful gathering of words!

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  14. Delightful and beautifully penned.

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  15. I love the seduction in this. Exquisite.

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  16. You have woven together some wonderful words, in this, and created a epically beautiful piece. Your reading is lovely ... mesmerizing, really. I truly enjoyed this post.

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  17. Particularly luv this stanza

    "I am a pebble-strewer,
    hoping you’d find your way
    to my hidden home."

    much love...

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