Slip Away

Image by Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay

“There’s a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night’s.” 

― Ed Gorman, Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool

Golden light of dusk fading gray
as daylight’s candle snuffed
drifting smoky clouds linger
a sense of peace surrounds
this sacred primitive scene.

And in this memory we will abide
forever and a day as we slip away
in a weathered skiff for two.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille 117 – The Dude Abides

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

28 Comments on “Slip Away

  1. I agree with the quotation you chose, Linda, and love a bit of romance on a chilly morning, this 1st December. I also love the metaphor ‘daylight’s candle snuffed’. A peaceful quadrille, especially the thought of slipping away ‘in a weathered skiff for two’.

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