Saturday, March 11, 2017

Partners in Poetry--By Gert Knop--Germany & Jack Horne--England

The Shadows of the Night
By Gert Knop--Germany & Jack Horne--England

The shadows of the night,
fall on me like autumnal leaves,
forgotten in the wind,
lost like
snow breeze in the evening

Memories of the day,
captured
in the network of thoughts,
lost in the invisible,
blur with the shadows of the night
into nowhere

Between the days
lies hope
as dew on the meadows.
Future times,
uncertain
like the memory,
lose themselves
between wind and clouds

This sleepless night,
the clock ticks
like your heartbeat
on nights long gone
when I lay in your arms.

You chased the nightmares
into shadows;
and turned the shadows
into beautiful moonlit dreams.

I walk the room,
wipe the windowpane,
and wonder if you too
watch the moon and stars -
and if you think of me tonight...

...just for a heartbeat.

24 comments:

  1. Dear Jack and Gert,
    Thank you for this poem full of gentle images that, to quote Rilke, "blossom like the night filled with stars."
    With high regard,
    Michael

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    1. Dear Michael,
      Thank you so much for your comment to our cowrite, my friend!
      Appreciated it that you quoted Rilke!

      Kind regards,
      Gert

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  2. Ok I'll try again! Beautiful poem of lost love, Gentlemen! your lines petfectly capture space & time! james goff

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    1. Hi, James,
      Appreciated your comment and your friendly words!
      All the best,
      Gert

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  3. Dear Gert & Jack just for a heartbeat, I read love
    hope and despair and wonderful scenery all wrapped
    up in the wonders of life. Very good writing in
    Collaboration of two great talents. I loved it.
    Yancy

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    1. Dear Yancy,
      Great that you loved our cowrite, my friend!
      And your kind words!
      All the best,
      Gert

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    2. You too are leaders on how to get it done.
      Thanks again for sharing this.
      Yancy

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  4. A great poem laced with commingled emotion pouring from the two poets.

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    1. Thank you Gopal for your friendly comment to our cowrite!
      All the best,
      Gert

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  5. Gert ad Jack,
    A wonderful collaboration in one poem! Congratulations!
    ours truly,
    David Fox

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  6. Well done to each of you, it is an inspired write, tugs strings and paints images. Thank you for sharing this creation. Best wishes

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    1. Thank you, Annie for your comment! All the best, Gert

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  7. Enjoyed your piece, thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Thanks for commenting our cowrite Peggy! Great that you enjoyed it!

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  8. Lovely poem, lyrical way to approach night.

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    1. Appreciated your comment, Peggy! Thanks for posting it.

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  9. thanks to everyone for the lovely comments

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    1. Enjoyed our cowrite, Jack and we'll carry on in the future! I'm overwhelmed of so many kind comments.
      Love,
      Gert

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  10. I walk the room,
    wipe the windowpane,
    and wonder if you too
    watch the moon and stars -
    and if you think of me tonight...

    Wistful longing and unanswered questions make for beautiful poetry.

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    1. Great Danny, appreciated your thoughts and well written lines!
      Thank you for posting your comment! Take care. kind regards, Gert

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  11. Excellent...it is a pleasure to find two minds communicating with ease on the same wavelength, as Gert and Jack. A memory in a heartbeat...Regards // paul

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  12. Dear Gert and Jack,

    What a wonderful response to your heartfelt poem. The two of you write so well together. I hope to read more of you collaborative poems in the future.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  13. Thank you, Isha, for the following--

    The title of this poem tells it all. We all know the Shadows of the Night and would probably be surprised if we could read into others' minds and find extraordinary similarity. And yet we are all individuals and these two poets have collaborated and put together beautifully constructed lines that make one cry or smile. Well done.

    Yours sincerely
    Isha Wagner

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