Before Dark

Poem By Kristina Louisa Carr

Dusk right before dark is my favorite time of each day
The dim light feels as if I am only in this world halfway
Right then it is time for shadows taking over the light
And colors fade slowly to shades of black and white
Sometimes I see the sun bathing all in an orange glow
And I wish I could touch the heat before it let go

During dusk I want to have you close and not be alone
In the fading light your features turn to marble and stone
Right then I want to bring back life into each inch of your skin
I want to touch you and feel your strong heartbeat within
Gently I want to glide my hands over your neck to your chest
Feeling gatherings of hair against my palm if you are undressed

The light of dusk kindles a low fire and put sparks into your eyes
Right than I love to be close to you and renew our strong ties
That time of day brings a natural melancholy to my heart
And I am most responsive when you are gentle with me to start
I know you rather see me passionate demanding and strong
Therefore I want to say thanks for running with my mood along

© 2011

Comments about Before Dark

It's fascinating how different times of the day stimulate different sensation in our life, This is an awesome romantic poem, I like the way words used to give such a romantic mood, So nice.
lovely poem...the in-between time, dusk, dawn, twilight always feel the best...
Wow. Not that I know a lot about poems and writing in general, but this poem really touches me. It is wonderful. The mood is described in a very romantic glow, and I wonder why I didn't like dusk that much before. Now I certainly will try to enjoy that specific part of day more. I look forward to reading more of your poems.

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