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Witching Hour by Bradley McIlwain

by Jonathon | 2.10.14

Bat

at midnight
bats
dart

through
streams
of moonlight

glistening
like gypsy
moths

above
mountain
tops

and dangling
dream
catchers

glimpsing
visions of
desire

between
meteor
showers

and lovers
seeking
comfort

I lay
beneath
the stars

breathing
their dust
like my ancestors

swallowed
by infinite
sky

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McIlwain headshotBradley McIlwain’s poems have appeared in The Open Mouse, Wilderness Interface Zone, The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly,  Platform Magazine (Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia) and in anthologies such as Love Notes: A Collection of Romantic Poetry from Vagabondage Press (2012) and The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly Vol. 2 (2013). He lives in Ontario, Canada.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons by Ramon F. Velasquez, 2012.

5 Responses to Witching Hour by Bradley McIlwain

  1. Sarah Dunster

    Love your image and word choices.

  2. Tod Robbins

    Thank you Bradley! Bats!!!

  3. Bradley

    Thanks Sarah for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the poem!

  4. Bradley

    Thanks Tod!!

  5. Patricia

    This works nicely for me. It reminds me of the time I caught of glimpse of moonlight through the wing of a bat that whirled in close. That moment provided me a similarly expansive view.

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