Noise of Darkness

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetry Form:  Octelle
(posted by Grace)

"The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, is a poem consisting of eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse is 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, and the rhyme scheme is aa/bb/cc/aa. The first two lines and the last two lines are identical."

Rain shouts as it blasts the window,
Steeping room in darkened shadow.
Morning's promise–swept away,
while night laughs, a harpy's bray.
Perhaps chocolate to soothe soul,
cannot hurt, always consoles. 
Rain shouts as it blasts the window,
steeping room in darkened shadow.

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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23 Responses to Noise of Darkness

  1. Grace says:

    Chocolates is perfect for any days but mostly during rainy days. Thanks for joining in Sara.


  2. enjoyed the little interlude with the chocolate! 🍫 Great write! ❣️


  3. Nitin Lalit says:

    Loved how the rain here is scary and ominous. I’d eat chocolate too!


  4. while night laughs, a harpy’s bray.

    Wow, Sara, I felt these words…



  5. Oh, to have some rain here and now! Your opening (and closing) lines capture its force and life.


  6. sanaarizvi says:

    You have me yearning for some chocolate 😀 Poignant write ❤❤


  7. Gillena Cox says:

    You nailed it Sara. Laughing night and shouting rain. Nice one



  8. msjadeli says:

    “night laughs, a harpy’s bray” what a evocative line, Sara. great personification throughout your octelle


  9. Mish says:

    I agree with others on the line “night laughs, a harpy’s bray”….such an interesting image choice.


  10. Rob Kistner says:

    Fine poem Sara, really fine — snd a bit’o chocolate magic! 😉✌🏼❤️


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