There seems to be a nocturne theme in the blogosphere at present.
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads asks us to write a Nocturna.
(9 lines, decasyllabic, aba cbc dbd.)
Bells, vespers for the closing of the day
Herald the coming of a time of rest
And present a chance to clean the slate.
An important lesson that should be drawn:
Our problems, too, traverse the night refreshed
To reappear with the coming of the dawn.
Through such loose ends, countless sheep are numbered;
Far better if the issues are addressed
To then start the new day, unencumbered.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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