Sunday, March 17, 2013

Midnight Tango

Faun, Horse, and Bird, 1936
Pablo Picasso

Midnight Tango

In the blue hour
long before the light
comes the dance
of creatures
in my troubled mind.

Darkly they dance
off beat with each other
out of time and place
counter point
To the tune I hum.

La blu heure
holds tight the night
as the reel and squeal
out of my mind
I must

J. Binford-Bell
March 2013

For more poems and snippets of prose inspired by the same visual prompt see the Mag.


  1. I trust if one dances with the creatures long enough, answers will arise! Very nice images throughout!

  2. I like the atmosphere created in the first stanza.

  3. I love the blue hour of nature. Love your poem. Especially the reel and Nice one!

  4. Bit of a rude awakening, then, with off beat creatures out of place...I get nights like that too! :)

  5. Both piercing and sensitive; enjoyed it.


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