GloPoWriMo: Day 17

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GloPoWriMo: Day 17

The Day 17 prompt was to write a nocturne.  In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound.  One of history’s most famous nocturnes is Chopin’s Op. 9 No. 2.  The poem should aim to translate this sensibility into poetic form.  I have written a combination of monosyllabic and multi-syllabic stanzas in my poem to give the impression of the rises and falls piano music, while staying on a nostalgic melancholic theme.

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Time will not stand still for us

The day is done
We have had joy
We can look back and smile
On this day when we are old
It is dark out now

The day is done
It is time to go
We wish each other well
And hug and wave

We now have a beautiful memory
And tomorrow the sun will rise
And we may make more
Tomorrow or another day
But there will be more
Because that is what life is about
Making beautiful memories

But for now the day is done
We have had joy
We can look back and smile
On this day when we are old

You cannot make memories
Unless time passes you by

Time will not stand still for us

Copyright, D M Day, 2017

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