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Tireless the Night

Mars
Ruby
Hidden by
Distance a furtive
Orbit in mere Crayola
Shades of red-orange imprecise lines
Stepping from behind his warrish veil
Bald-facedly inviting
All fools and tourists
To cast their
Fate

Oh!
Rye on
Slings and arrows
Miss my fortune with thy
Bow, thy dagger dangling careless
Beside thy exhaustingly expansive
Stride across that grand divide of
Spring sky hunt my weary
Eyes that search dark
Skies for
June

© Jilly’s 2016

Day 26 of 28 Days of Unreason

“On some clear nights in the country the stars can exhaust us”

~Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

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A wild soul writing poetry & fiction while teaching high school literature, all with a camera in tow.

4 thoughts on “Tireless the Night

    1. Thank you, Zoe! The words of Jim Harrison have been fertile territory for writing. Since we are sky-watchers at our house, we have been focused on the nearness of our red planet. Thanks for reading 🙂 Jilly

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  1. Stepping from behind his warrish veil
    Bald-facedly inviting
    All fools and tourists
    To cast their
    Fate

    Mars eats dolts… Great word play in this poem, Jilly! You must hang with a wonderfully warped bunch of joke-and punsters! Or perhaps lawyers! Took me two readings to begin to catch your phrases.

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