An Aubade

Written for Quickly #19

Write an aubade.

Okay, speaking formally (and here we have the wiki explanation), an aubade is a morning love song (as opposed to a serenade, which is in the evening), or a song or poem about lovers separating at dawn.[1] It has also been defined as “a song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking daybreak”.[2]

In vain she tries to hide her tears.
He looks toward heaven for light changes.
She knows their love is true, but fears
he may not return, there are grave dangers.

She wonders at a world that never ceases
creating wars, and weapons so deadly.
Will he come home in broken pieces?
He prays she waits unlike so many

other girls who send ‘Dear Johns’.
They look into each other’s eyes,
see moon’s outline in the sky.
Time is short until the dawn.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to An Aubade

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Your rhyme here is lulling, and lovely.


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