Sunday, 8 April 2018

Dusk and Daylight

If I were a post, iron straight and upright,
If I were a post would you be my lamp?
You’d be my guide and light up the night
I would be your genie, your shining champ’.

If I were paper, a fine piece of parchment,
If I were parchment would you be my quill?
You’d write of love with a nib dipped in scent
I‘d be your wax seal of my own free will.

If I were a question, one question for you,
If I were your day, would you be my night?
You would ask me why I ask this of you. I’d
Reply, twice we’d meet, at dusk and daylight.

© Julian Clarke 2018

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  1. "If I were parchment would you be my quill?" ... sigh love this!!😊

  2. The juxtaposition , I think, was very effective. Thanks for an interesting read.

  3. Oh, I like this, Julian, especially the closing lines........wonderful.

  4. You would ask me why I ask this of you. I’d
    Reply, twice we’d meet, at dusk and daylight.

    Good strategies would work wonders where there appear to be none initially


  5. Fun. Way to mix it up. The paper verse is kind of sexy.

    1. I kinda think so too. Thank you for dropping by and I'm pleased you liked it

  6. This is so delightfully sweet and whimsical. I feel like it needs to be set to music.

  7. How complete can the lover's mind craft, i luv the reply of meetint at dusk and at dawn

    much love...

  8. I think the paper verse sexy too.
    In my younger days, if someone had asked me that, I am almost certain I would say yes!
    Anna :o]

  9. Once again, you've nailed the rhyme and worked it into a wonderful cadence. Great use of the repetitive phrase 'If I ...' as well.

  10. Richard Fleming9 April 2018 at 22:44

    Very lyrical and uplifting, Julian. Well done.

  11. I love the back and forth in this, the relationships, the questionings! Really like the rhythm too.

  12. Ah, such a lovely variation on this well-loved theme. It has just the right tender, folk-song flavour.

  13. This sounds almost like a minstral’s song — a knight to a lady. Well done!


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