Nydia Rojas is a poet of Puerto Rican origin. She was born in a land of beautiful summers, though she now lives in a land of beautiful winters. Her poem speaks to a summer in Wisconsin when nature and a poet both succumb to the magical peace of twilight. – Fabu
The summer twilight casts a spell
from which my eyes won’t easily
turn away. The garden exhales calm.
All colors vanish behind a veil
that won’t lift until tomorrow’s
daylight comes back to highlight
those plants ready to put
forward their blossoms.
A few birds circle around,
each time making bigger circles
before disappearing into shadows
My body falls into the slower
rhythm of the summer evening.
The skyline disappears into shadows
and it’s just me, the fireflies,
the garden in semidarkness
and no need to get anywhere soon.
Fabu is Madison’s poet laureate. Each month in this space, she presenst an original piece of poetry by a local writer. Adult poets are invited to submit poems of twenty lines or less to Fabu@poetfabu.com for possible publication. Visit madisonmagazine.com/overtones to hear poets reading their poems.
|Madison Magazine - June 2008|