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we watched the world go dark. together.

an acrostic

By Dane BHPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
First Place in In Eclipse Challenge
we watched the world go dark. together.
Photo by Monica Valls on Unsplash

everyone gathered to watch the world go dark. served

cheeses and homemade preserves. talked about the

light, the way it slid among the trees, an

infiltrator, the king of shadows come too early.

perhaps the greatest wonder was less the

sun's coy dance with daylight, and more the fact that

everyone drew the light back in a single sigh of awe. maybe relief.


About the Creator

Dane BH

By day, I'm a cog in the nonprofit machine, and poet. By night, I'm a creature of the internet. My soul is a grumpy cat who'd rather be sleeping.

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  • Esala Gunathilake2 days ago

    Hey, you were the first. Glad!

  • Excellent choice for First in the challenge! Yes… good point… how awful to live without light!

  • Really lovely work - the details you chose to include made me feel as though I was there!! Congrats on the win! :)

  • Novel Allen10 days ago

    Congrats, words well chosen to bring the message.

  • Deasun T. Smyth13 days ago

    So poetic and a well deserved win! CONGRATS! 🎉🎉🎉.

  • The Dani Writer13 days ago

    A wonderful poetic memento that will make time stand still. Congratulations on taking the top slot, Dane!

  • Caroline Jane13 days ago

    A moment perfectly captured. Congratulations!

  • Anna 13 days ago

    I loved your poem, congrats on the big win!😚

  • Heather Zieffle 13 days ago

    This is beautiful, congrats on the win!

  • angela hepworth14 days ago

    Awesome work, congrats on your win!

  • Rebecca Morton14 days ago

    This poem captures what I feel like I missed last month, as I was teaching a class indoors and missed it! Now, I feel like I was a part of it. Nice work. Congratulations!

  • Shirley Belk14 days ago

    Congrats on your win, Dane!

  • Kendall Defoe 14 days ago

    Well done! 🏆

  • Christy Munson14 days ago

    Congratulations on the win, Dane! 🥳

  • Congratulations Dane

  • JBaz14 days ago

    Congratulations On a well deserved win So poetic and visually pleasing

  • Hannah Moore14 days ago

    Oh a very worthy winner.

  • Daphsam2 months ago

    Beautifully put!

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    A complete scene in an acrostic! "sun's coy dance with daylight" is such a great image of movement and mystery.

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