Nightfall: Spoken Word.
When the ruler of the day goes to rest,
Darkness immediately possesses the throne. With his gloom,
he connives with the universe; bribing her with pieces
of silver stones, which she gladly accepts.
When he’s in a good mood, he shows off his
mistress: sometimes, she’s half nude;
other times, she appears fully dressed— imitating the first
light of dawn. In such moments, the crickets
enjoy chitchatting— they talk in excitement about the event. The cozy
breeze openly seduces the flowers and leaves which
blush in response. Then slowly,
creeps in singing a lullaby,
and sleep is just as beautiful.
Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Instrumental: Chariots of War by Aakash Gandhi (free to use)
About Nightfall: Spoken Word
Nightfall is a poem about nature. It is a reflection of what goes on at night and how beautiful it is. If interpreted, it means that darkness rules when the sun (ruler of the day) has departed and he bribes the earth with pieces of silver (stars). He shows of his mistress (moon) sometimes fully dressed (full moon), sometimes half nude (crescent) when he’s in a good mood (when it isn’t utter darkness). She (the moon) when she shines at makes the night look like it’s early morning.
The next sentence refers to crickets making noise only imagery is being used to describe their noise as a form of conversation among themselves. When the soft breeze blows, leaves and flowers sway (another imagery). In all of these will come a moment of silence which lures one into sleep.
I decided to fully interprete this poem as it is the first of my works that is about nature. My previous poems cover issues like injustice, racism, faith, struggles e.t.c and are easy to understand. But in this, I didn’t want the reader to be lost. In as much as there maybe other interpretations by readers, the subject of the poem is Nightfall.
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