One Poem by Alun Robert

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Last Day July in Summer Garden

sixth day July
strolling Panteleymonovsky
lanterns casting subtle shadows
Fontanka gurgling just below
with last shards of sun dipping
as we enter Summer Garden
leaving everything far behind
transitioning to tomorrow
for we shall re-bond together
forget what has happened
never ask awkward questions
ignore sweet stench of suspicion
to dwell close by Janus
looking backwards, looking forwards
for just minute or shorter
holding hands, caressing
while romancing eternal twilight
under cascading deciduous bows
creaking in gentle breeze
in crepuscular of our lives
like lovers we once were
like spirits we now are
whirling like dervish
our last day July


Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical verse. Of late, he has achieved success in poetry competitions and featured in international literary magazines, anthologies and on the web. He particularly enjoys ekphrastic challenges. In 2019, he was a Featured Writer of the Federation of Writers Scotland.

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