Pools of Light

They don’t make lights like they used to,

Grandpa Simpson, dressed so perfectly,

Fedora flopping at the oh, so perfect angle,

Dances down the street

From pool of light to darkness,

To pool of light

And darkness,

And pool of light

To darkness,

Again and again and again

Thereby…

dancing

those

stepping

stones

of

light

In time to the rhythm of his feet

And the music in his heart

Try doing that in today’s light.

They don’t make lights like they used to,

Children gathered closer and tighter as the darkness crept in.

Best of all were lights in narrow streets

Where at times old trees growth

leaned

towards

light

and

shadows,

Wind tossed limbs splintered the edges,

Like dark bulrushes around pools of light.

They played jack-jack-cross-the-water, one, two, three,

Screeching across the street from the dark side to the light.

They tied strings to letter boxes and hung around in the darkness

watching front doors opened to frustrated emptiness while they giggled at their prey,

stage lit in pools of light

Try doing that in today’s light.

Highly commended in the Black Diamond Poetry Competition, 2010

Author: connellykevin

Writer, poet and photographer. Lover of all musical genres, from acoustic to zydeco. Born in Ireland of Scottish descent and proud of both. "I sought a theme and sought for it in vain, I sought it daily for six weeks or so" WB YEATS Many of the themes here presented and to be presented have taken me a lifetime rather than six weeks. Some have taken mere moments to arrive. All are offered freely and it is my hope that you, dear reader, will gain something by browsing here and that I in turn will gain something by presenting these works to you.

3 thoughts on “Pools of Light”

  1. From pool of light to darkness,

    To pool of light

    And darkness,

    And pool of light

    To darkness,

    Again and again and again

    Thereby…

    dancing

    those

    stepping

    stones

    of

    light…love this…

  2. nice…i can see why you were commended….you gave a little of that magic back tot he light…and def stirred some memories and thoughts from me…followed you back over from claudias….

    1. Thanks Brian for taking the time to read and comment, yes, claudia’s work is excellent and I enjoy reading her posts, will check out your’ own work, looking forward to that

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