Omen Of Emptiness

The clock has turned enough
to reach a planet
Life is endless night
I hear wings beating in

by Spike Milligan Click to read full poem

Comments about Omen Of Emptiness

Khairul Ahsan 17 Oct 11:48
I do not find this poem humourous or light hearted. The title of the poem aptly indicates what the poem is about - an emptiness in waiting, perhaps an eternal emptiness. 'I hear wings beating in the dark of my room A giant Raven is waiting – for me to fall asleep' - a poetic indication of an impending emptiness! Congratulations to the poet, posthumously, for his poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
Mahtab Bangalee 17 Oct 11:35
Life is endless night! - great philosophical life; life is endless journey; yes, no need to stop in a certain age or certain receiving of desired things; life is unstoppable ways of discovering; many darkness and lights will come on the ways of this life just need to conquer it by the true welfare knowledge
Deluke Muwanigwa 17 Oct 11:04
Lovely. Basically he is retiring to sleep. Its past his sleeping time. I think
M S Newhadney 17 Oct 10:10
The last two lines of this poem remind me of the film " The Birds" directed by Alfred Hitchcock in which birds play a horrible role during the film and totally different from what we imagine of birds. Does the raven in this poem want to take the pupil of the eye out after the man sleeps?
A giant Raven is waiting..A raven is waiting for everybody to sleep!
Then try hard not to sleep so quick. Again move back the hands of the. Nice.
Suryendu Chaudhury 14 Oct 03:32
Seems like a poem depicting the dark sides of life but with a wry humour.
Dr Tony Brahmin 26 Oct 2019 04:07
Life is endless night I hear wings beating in the dark of my room.. very nice poem. tony
Crayon Poet 07 Sep 2018 04:30
Cryptic yet soothing; the poet struck a sweet balance here.
Susan Williams 22 Oct 2015 02:28
I favor this kind of poetry. Whimsical and humorous have their place in life- but not mine at the moment. This fits right in. Tomorrow maybe the light-hearted will be more than welcome. That is the cool thing about literature- there is a flavor for every person for every mood for every journey.