The Darkness Turns

This sonnet was written about 3 weeks ago, shared with DVerse OLN.

The darkness turns to morning, noon to night:
The day is fleeting, fleet-footed and fast,
The sun retreating, sinking out of sight,
Because no single day can for long last.
Remember though: the dark will morning be,
Another day bestows another chance
To see the shining light of verity,
To hear the music yearning for a dance.
Take in refreshing colors of the dawn,
As temperature heats slowly from night’s chill:
It may seem slow, but quickly it is gone,
There is a time to empty and to fill.
The darkness turns, performs a pirouette —
There is a time to follow, and reset.

15 thoughts on “The Darkness Turns

  1. I really enjoyed your reading of your sonnet-though I didn’t realise it was you until I looked at your blog because your name does not appear on your links 😅 I love sonnets, and I love the execution and message of this one. Time to pause and reset is so important.

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  2. Oh, this is lovely. I really, really enjoyed hearing you read this live. One of the most clearest readers I have ever heard! This is a beautiful piece, so emotional, and I love the light at the end.

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful! I love; “Another day bestows another chance/To see the shining light of verity/To hear the music yearning for a dance./Take in refreshing colors of the dawn.”💝💝

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  4. Sonneterrific, Jenna, and doubly so when recited. Thanks for the share. I loves me a good sonnet, Yes I does, and dis be one! Salute!

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  5. I too love sonnets, Jenna, they used to be my favourite form, but over the years my repertoire has expanded, especially after taking part in prompts. I love the alliteration in ‘the day is fleeting, fleet-footed and fast’ and the gorgeous final rhyming couplet.

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  6. A well-written sonnet, Jenna, and it was fun to hear you read it on the video! I’ve noticed a theme in a lot of poems lately of reassurance that times change back and forth as night and day and we just have to hold on for the light once more. This is an uplifting poem to hear, thanks! 💕

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