Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Deepening Twilight

The Deepening Twilight

By May Kwek

It’s the end of the day again
The light begins to fade
And the sky slowly looses
The glow the sun had made

Bright blues give way to inky black
The sun must bow to the stars
Which have no warm light
When they are so far

Shadows deepen all around
Everything becomes less defined
There is coolness and isolation
In the oncoming night I find

It is sad and yet not sad
Like mist compared to rain
For there is no finality in this darkness
Just the circle beginning again

But twilight is the time of day
Which saddles in between
Belonging to neither world
Or so it would seem

Perhaps it’s in a different place
Where things are constantly flowing
And time feels like reality
When the sky gives it meaning

So as I watch the deepening twilight
As the day melts into night
It is as though I have to mourn
The arrow of time’s flight

Copyright © 2016 by May Kwek

Reading Jane Austen

Reading Jane Austen

By May Kwek

I am reading Jane Austen
As I have said above
About riches, marriages
And alliances in the disguise of love

I have heard the characters speak of money
Being the almost literal measure of a man
One with a good income must eventually
Be captured with a wedding band

They talk of balls and fortunes
Of people and not much more
Because back then, it really seems
It was a much smaller world after all

Their idle lives of leisure
Singing, music and dance
With inheritance and all that propriety
Very little seems left to chance

Yet when I look at all their riches
The seemingly idle utopia they enjoy
They feel so miserable deep within
That I think they would do better for some toil

Copyright © 2016 by May Kwek