Nicholas Browning

Astral Days and Sunlit Nights

Imagination, the light of origination.

The scepter'd principal: divinity.

Locked the ways to time all but gone,

Set free the shackles of tranquility.


Till light doth thou march,

And till death doth ye descend.

Until night arrives.


Warping matter surrounding it,

Breathing dust trapped in the space.

To shrivel, to wither:

For all concerns disintegrate.


Cradling both sides, evil and the good,

Deemed long ago that nothing ever should.

Halted no man, ceased no expulsion,

Weighed by scale the value of their devotion.


Fate's red string connects believers,

In the same sense that a rag affixes moisture.

To be used by those found "Worthy",

Given a ticket, and number, to sit idly in the foyer.


Evaluate and quantify, paradise shall seek no king.

Give your heart to nature's riches,

And see what merit your faith brings.


  • Jeremy Cohen

    This is very thought provoking and beautiful in a unique way. I really like it.

    • Nicholas Browning

      Well hey, thank you very much sir. I'm glad you enjoyed the read! Thanks for stopping by, and the favorite as well.

      • Jeremy Cohen

        Yw! Much love.

      • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

        Wow admirable classic term, tone and feel to this unique spiritual poem. Awesome rhyming too. ESP liked the last stanza but every stanza was great. Kudos.

        Pleez do review, write your thoughts under my newest poem here too.

        • Nicholas Browning

          My finishers are usually the strongest points for sure. Thank you very much for the comment and the read!

        • Goldfinch60

          Wonderful esoteric write Nicholas, the last stanza is so meaningful.

          • orchidee

            Wot is 'esoteric' Gold? I googled it to see if I remembered correctly!

            • Nicholas Browning

              Thank you Finch. Much appreciated your kind words are. I'm glad you enjoyed it sir. The last line usually packs the punch, as they say!

            • orchidee

              Never knew there was so much in imagination! heehee. Erm, it's 'esoteric' for me, I can tell ya. Gets a bit cryptic for me. It's why I opt for the simpler crosswords rather than the cryptic ones in the papers!

              • Nicholas Browning

                Haha. I see I see! Learning more about you every day. Imagination is a killer I tell ya what.

              • Maxine Smith

                A wonderful write, in depth with so much meaning, beautifully written.

                • Nicholas Browning

                  Thank you very much for reading and the praise. A pleasure as always.

                • Michael Edwards

                  AQ super read Nicholas

                  • Nicholas Browning

                    Thanks much my friend. Did you notice that I trapped a little haiku in there? Muahaha. I'm sneaky. Glad you stopped by sir!

                  • ZIGGY

                    hi no doubt your prowess in this piece it is easy to see the value of your thoughts read and enjoyed great write ,,,,zigs

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