Nightfall: Spoken Word

Nightfall: Spoken Word

Nightfall: Spoken Word.

Nightfall || Viano Dee

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,

silence

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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Viano Dee

Viano Dee is a non niche blogger, poet, songwriter and a hardcore romantic who believes that life is something that we all should be positive about. She writes about life generally with the hope that positive change will occur even if it's just in one person. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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Annemarie LeBlanc
1 year ago

Wow, you are a really talented poet. I love how you used personification in this poem too. Please continue to share your beautiful poems!

Cyndi Buchanan
1 year ago

Beautiful poem. I can just picture everything, the sounds and sights as I am outside at night. 

StressedMum
1 year ago

What a beautiful poem and love your intrpretation of day turning to night and can not wait for your other poems on nature

Melanie williams
1 year ago

This is such a lovely, inspired and beautiful poem for sure.  Clearly you love to write which is a good thing, as it is healthy to express ones self xx

Subhashish Roy
1 year ago

Just awesome. It requires great imagination to be writing such beautiful poetry. Loved it. Look forward to more.

Wren Marie
1 year ago

Such a great poem. I love nature so much and so many beautiful things to be seen and written about. 

Clair
1 year ago

I love everything about his poem! So beautifully written!

Ewuzie Kingsley
1 year ago

What an awesome poem.. I dont know which is greater, My love for your spoken words or my love for nature.. But your spoken words about nature.. Oh!.. So lovely and thoughtful of you. 

Can listen to this over and over again.. 

Tochukwu Precious Eze
1 year ago

Lovely poem. You got amazing talent to describe in words the things . I love nature very much and was relating every words with real. 

mm
1 year ago

I only have five words to say; Awesome, I love this poem. 

Ourliveswithbella
1 year ago

Very beautiful and so much meaning behind it. I have always liked poetry, but have never written anything myself. You are very good at describing and story telling, your wording is just beautiful.

Tracy C
1 year ago

I love how the vocabulary you use in this poem contributes to the mood. I’d love to use some of your spoken word poetry with my students because they can read it, listen to it, and then read your analysis. It gives them an amazing glimpse into a writer’s thoughts.  

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