Sunday, 22 February 2009

Twilight

TWILIGHT

–noun
1. the soft, diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, either from daybreak to sunrise or, more commonly, from sunset to nightfall.
2. the period in the morning or, more commonly, in the evening during which this light prevails.
3. a terminal period, esp. after full development, success, etc.
4. a state of uncertainty, vagueness, or gloom.
–adj.
5. of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim; obscure.
6. appearing or flying at twilight; crepuscular.




A man with blue paint
Colouring the graveyard's wall
In his soul's twilight.
Looking for new horizons
Looking for a new way out.

The silhouette appears courtesy of Emily aka The Strawberry Tree at DeviantArt, with thanks.

19 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for this. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Plan on using crepuscular in my own OSI - now I know it's meaning.

Greyscale Territory said...

The concept of "soul's twilight" is quite fascinating!

anthonynorth said...

An interesting supposition in this. Marvellous.

Jeeves said...
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Jeeves said...

Nice one here. Morbid yet feeling of hope.

SandyCarlson said...

To perhaps pain a way out in one's own color is a great image.

qualcosa di bello said...

the twilight of life in such a hopeful way...

duckAluck said...

paint the walls white so you can see the light ... easy to get then.

Jim said...

Hi Nathalie -- 'They' say that painting the ceilings and/or walls blue keeps the birds and spiders away. ;-)

I like this, I am with 'him' for a while in the search for a new way out. Myself, I have decided there is no way out.
So enjoy it while I am here.
..

jone said...

Love this. Reminds me of the 2009 Newbery Award book.

Pam said...

Wonderful poem and great art. Painting on the graveyard-- what a celebration!

endurogirl said...

A splash of blue hope amongst a twilight of graves. Wonderful

JP/deb said...

Excellent words & image (and imagery of the words!) ... bravo, JP/deb

Tumblewords: said...

Coloring oneself in re-wind fashion. I like the connotation of twilight as a fact of life as well as a fact of day.

floreta said...

this made me think. thanks!

zoya gautam said...

..read with meanings 4 & 5 above this makes me wonder 'bout the color symbolism,the issue of the soul's immortality & the uncertainty of twilight ..

Tammy said...

I learned something new and enjoyed your thought provoking poem.

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

Love the tanka and the pic to go with it, well chosen, and thanks for posting the dictionary thingy too - enlightening!

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Maggie said...

I feel the choice of blue is to keep a beautiful sky within sight...as life`s twilight appears.

I do believe in gold at the end of a rainbow.