Bring Along a Lantern

Bring Along a Lantern


Night is not

The only dark thing

In the sky this eve


There are

Cormorants and crows

Here too


Both despised

By fisherman and



Come winter tho

I too shall be thus

Exposed and starkly


Juxtaposed against

A backcloth of both

Pure and brilliant white


So I do beg thee

Bring along a lantern

And draw the night behind you



  • orchidee

    A fine write Neville. We going for a night-walk? I went once, but the battery in me torch ran out. Doh! Well, you told us to bring a lantern, but I thought a troch would do....

    • Neville

      always carry a spare with ya... ta orchidee.... N

    • Andrew Charles Forrest

      Nicely penned Neville full of intrigue

      • Neville

        Cheers Andrew me old mate.....

      • sylviasearcher

        I like how you intertwined the darkness with a sense of hope.

        For me it took me to a nighttime forest with a lantern to light my path

        But then again Iā€™m always in the forest!

        • Neville

          thank you sylviasearcher, are you a lumber jackess, or am I a jack ass.... :)

          • sylviasearcher

            No one cuts down the trees in my forest Neville!

            But you may sit under the green canopy with your lantern if you like.


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          • Michael Edwards

            Another intriguing write from the writer of enigmatic poetry.

            • Neville

              I can feel myself blushing... cheers Michael....

            • Fay Slimm.

              A feel of the true medieval in this atmospheric write - - loved those final two lines especially Nev.... you create mystery which is firstly read and leaves me thirsty for seconds.

              • Neville

                Well read me well and drink me dry.... you are again so very kind my friend... N

              • Claudelle DeLuna

                Great poem! Neville
                digging the enigma
                Have a Blessed Monday!

                • Neville

                  Yeah... U2 Claudelle and a big thank U2..................:N :)

                • dusk arising

                  Who's gonna despise you lit up against the backdrop like that and listening to the snowmen chattering

                  What did the snowman say to the other snowman? Answer...."Can you smell carrots?".

                  • Neville

                    Can you smell a smile..... cheers DA .. I was thinking the first snowman may have said to the second snowman snow woman no cry....................... :)

                  • Suresh

                    Bring along a lantern, conjures up images of many a stories written about the Middle Ages.
                    Thnx, Neville

                    • Neville

                      Thank you Suresh... we still use them around my neck of the woods... N

                    • Dovestoneboy

                      Very sparse and moody , nicely drawn.

                      • Neville

                        Thank you

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Very good write. It may be dark but the light is always there for us all - go towards it.

                        • Neville

                          Cheers GF60 and as always, appreciated.... N

                        • SerenWise

                          Very nicely written, beautiful imagery

                          • Neville

                            thank you my friend & true x

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