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Meg Smith: Empty Dark of Space/A Discovery of Dawns

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The Colored Lights on the Waterfall

I'm whispering above the songs

of ceremony

in the empty dark of space,

present even here,

as lanterns splash the red,

blue and gold,

a plea to the return of the sun.

But it always comes.

It's night that

we lose, with its kindness

and lack of judgment.

I cast my pleas to the green

lamps, drawing out the river

in departing.

A Discovery of Stars

For Douglas Bishop

For that one oasis of sky,

for a path through the veil of darkness --

travelers will cut paths

the whole length of night.

But you truly know the way.

You only need to look up,

to this island, where far-flung suns

fall, untroubled --

each carrying light years

of dawns.

About the Author: Meg Smith is a writer, journalist, dancer and events producer living in Lowell, Mass., USA. Her poetry and fiction have recently appeared in Muddy River Poetry Review, The Cafe Review, Sirens Call, Dark Moon Digest, Acropolis Journal, and many more.

She is author of five poetry books and a short fiction collection, The Plague Confessor. She welcomes visits to


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