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The Gloaming
by Regis Auffray

Friday, March 11, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The Gloaming

Twilight is the best
of day
perfect for a spirit
like mine
nothing is known
and the owl
master of the night
feels at home
in the flux
of shadows that abound
outside the window
mingling with the ghostly reflections
in my soul
It is the best of time passing
between light and darkness
darkness and light
morning or night
nothing matters
in the twilight
of my existence
but the aching

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/22/2014
Good description of it all.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/26/2009
Damn, this is really, really good Regis. Compelling imagery--timely for October in the week leading into All Hallow's Eve. Love this one. Wish I'd done it myself in fact:-)
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 9/3/2009
Comme toujours, super.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/5/2008

Expertly worded. This poem has a lonely, sad feel. You have picked the perfect time of day to coincide with these sort of feelings. Your imagery is a perfect reflection of this mood. Love and hugs:)
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 7/24/2005
Love this one! Yes, the stillness of twilight has a way of allowing all of those emotions we hold close to the cuff to come out. Wonderful write Regis.

Reviewed by Cristina Van Dyck 7/16/2005
My favorite time of day, and one of my favorite words, Gloaming. Very lovely, and the feeling deftly captured.
peace and light,
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 4/4/2005
Your poetry is "perfect for the spirit", Regis
Simply superb
Love and peace
Reviewed by Christy French 4/1/2005
So powerful. Love the imagery. This one really touched me. Thanks.
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 3/26/2005
Again, you have connected with me on so many levels with this...
Reviewed by Judith Pleasant 3/26/2005
I love the picture. As you saw in my poem, I have a daytime owl. They are great message bearers.
The darknes is nothing to fear when you know the daylight is forthcoming. "Of course, you know that." It is awesome how you bear your soul with your work. A lot of men are too macho. Thank God there are sensitive men like you who are willing to share their thoughts.
You are a great poet and I appreciate the opportunity to read your writings.
Love and Blessings,
Reviewed by Phyllis Du'Gas 3/24/2005
I was completely THERE with you on this one. Beautiful and inspiring. "In the twlight of my existence" - yea!!!
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 3/23/2005
Serene and eloquent, sweetly melancholy. I feel the same way.
Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 3/23/2005
Great poem. Flowed very nicely. Full of wonderful imagery. :)
Reviewed by Tova Gabrielle 3/21/2005
i LOVE the picture and find the writing itself poignant and touching in a few places, esp. the end. great read on a day that is in fact the vernal equinox when the dark and the light are equal. how synchronistic.
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 3/20/2005
I know of this feeling. Such quietness but, much noise rumbling in my mind longing for daybreak and maybe a fresh start. This one is a soul-toucher...
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 3/19/2005
Outstanding portrayal of a missing link...


Reviewed by Handsum Hart 3/17/2005
A touching dark write. I've been a night owl for years.
Nice work
Best wishes
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/17/2005
I feel this in my soul, Regis, and I am for once at a loss for words. I send my love to you across the mountains...
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/17/2005
And my aching, no matter how much I have moved forward, will ever end. Thnx for sharing Regis. This hauntingly beautiful. May the Lord be with you always, and at you side constantly. With much love, in heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), Barbie

"if I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 3/17/2005
Dearest Regis,
This is as all your poetry is, expressive and meaningful. Your flow is awesome. You seem to exude poetic expression. May your aching turn to peace and happiness.
With love... Chanti
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 3/17/2005
Your descriptive nature shines here, Regis! Such vivid imagery and detail makes one see the images you portray here.

Love~ Denise
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 3/16/2005
I think Regis, that all poets and creative spirits are at home in the quiet of night. It's our time to "purge" the world's craziness and make creative sense of it all. As you say on your title page to your website here:"love" is the answer to all of this gem of a planet's problems.

love to ya' my Brotha,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Dave Harm 3/16/2005
Made it through another day! Twilight is victory! A little respite, before the age of a new dawn... great write...
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 3/16/2005
Sad, hopeful, deep thoughts and feelings of a soul caught in uncertainties of life. Vulnerable, darkened. Happiness of life being threatened & yanked at. Turning into fear & pain, yet light shines still keeping total darkness out. Able to still see and feel there is hope and beauty outside a soul dangling in the twilight times of life.
Very Deep, Methodical poem
Magnificent Reg.!!
There is always light and hope to see. Even when the owl's eyes threaten.
Love Tracey xoox
Love yer stuff!
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 3/16/2005
Haunting and beautiful. you have just described that place within the inner self that we keep hidden. Marvelous write Regis.

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/15/2005
and the aching
split shadows open with light
fading and mixing
in whispers of sun and moon
exchanging spaces....
i could go on and on
this touched me~~~~enjoyed
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations 3/15/2005
... But twilight is also that unique dimension of time and nature that gives birth to dawn, and then aching darkness fades away, first in still unbelieving shades of violet, then in very soft and soothing hues of sun. May your twilight birth that dawn very soon, Regis. Your poetry is beautiful, and you are a very gentle spirit.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/15/2005

A visual, exemplary gem . . . superlative write my friend!!


Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/14/2005
I love the expression here. Also, Thanks for the welcome Regis.
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 3/14/2005
Haunting last four lines. Beautiful poem. R
Reviewed by J. Pajot 3/14/2005
Regis, I have always loved twilight and dawn most of all...this is an excellent emotional description of that magic time between day and night. Loved the feeling it gave...thank you.
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 3/13/2005
Excellent images and excellent poem. Thank you for sharing this.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/13/2005
Regis, those last few lines bring it home. Well done.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/13/2005
Here the twilight can last from 7pm till after midnight.

Nice time to relax though
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/13/2005
There is nothing "between" about this write, Regis; nothing shadowy or unclear. It shines with a clarity of expression that is admirable, given the ambivalence it conjures. The last seven lines are so striking that I think they could stand alone. Twilight is about a dull ache, I reckon... either acknowledging it exists or trying to cover it up. Excellent as always. TY Kate xx. PS the new pic on your biog caught me by surprise, but it is captivating. LOL
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/13/2005
It is also the most beautiful time of day. Especially this time of year when we have clear skies and spectacular sunsets. Thanks. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 3/12/2005
Superb in image and expression! Love the mood the picture sets and your matching observation.

Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/12/2005
Great profound write
loved it

William ....Peace
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 3/12/2005
You've caught my favorite part of the day too. I think that it's sort of the cusp between what is and what could be. Me, being a night creature, yearning for the mysteries of night and yet loving the mixture of the two. Wonderful piece. ;) Silver
Reviewed by Guinevere Hempstead 3/12/2005
I like the imagary of this poem.
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 3/12/2005
That aching feeling, profoundly disturbing.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/12/2005
Beautiful, haunting and powerful poetry, Regis. The graphic is haunting also.
Take care,
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 3/12/2005
A most beautiful time - as with life itself - to find peace and reflect. I love the onset of dark skies and stars, as so well depicted in your verse...and pic! Solace be thy reward...M
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 3/12/2005
I hear great pain, heartache, that mingles in the waning night before the light attempts to chase it away. The crow, a sign of passing, changes ... not necessarily of anyone's chosing. The words and picture are wed to one another but not necessarily a happy couple. Beauty in heartache doesn't sound right but they can exist side-by-side; it's more like looking forward but unable to see very far down the road. Bravo!
Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/12/2005
Reads like a rush of bliss with almost unrestrainable yearning and satisfaction. A poem the earth herself would adore.
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 3/12/2005
yes there's something special about twilight, seeing the silent flight of an owl, bats flitting, and the soft focus vision. Good visuals!
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 3/12/2005
Great poem! Very visual. Brings you right there!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/12/2005
Twilight is the best time to view Nature's world...just as all of Nature starts to awaken and man hides in his cave...Ed
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/12/2005
Love the illustration you used with this insightful write.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/11/2005
A beautiful, haunting write it

Reviewed by jude forese 3/11/2005
(aching for the dawn)

this poem reflects many of my moods ... great stuff here ...
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/11/2005
I'm feeling pain, transitions, evolution, darkness leading to light.
We forget that's where it leads.
Yes to this Regis.
Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/11/2005
My favorite time of day..
Great picture and write Regis...
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/11/2005
well done
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/11/2005
Regis the poem and art are one in this glorious poem! The mystical mysterious quality is awesome!Thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 3/11/2005
wonderful and moving floats as if on a breeze on its way to heaven.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/11/2005
Twilight is wonderful - as is this poem, Regis.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/11/2005

Stunning achievement! You convey much emotion and power in your words--BRAVO, mon ami!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/11/2005
Sinister but wonderful write that describes so well tha type of poet that exists in your soul. Great write.

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/11/2005
I agree and morning was for us because of husband's employment the best time too.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/11/2005
Yep,Best Time Maken Love Is In Middle a.m. Morning_

Unique N Different!

Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 3/11/2005
if not for the aching, sometimes i fear i would forget i exist.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/11/2005
A haunting and masterful write Regis.
Thanks for sharing this.
Reviewed by George Jackson 3/11/2005
I love the night...thrive there. This is a keeper. Wonderful write.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/11/2005
Exquisitely rendered, noble one. *kisses to you*
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 3/11/2005
Twilight - what a beautiful metaphor the inner pain. Hope yours emerges into sunshine!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/11/2005
Abother soul-searching piece of literary offering and a scholarly and cryptic one at that. To search our souls for meaning is a quest all mankind with forthought has attempted to solve throughout the ages. The crepuscle is that perfect time with which to ponder the here and now, the hither and then. And the owl said . . .
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/11/2005
A beautiful dark write my friend.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/11/2005
Haunting and painful ending!!

But altogether a beautiful poem Regis!

Love Tinka~:}S
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 3/11/2005
Written from the heart of a courageous are one of a kind Regis. This is beautiful. Just beautiful. Michelle
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/11/2005
Haunting yet beautiful write; love the poem and picture! C'est magnifique, mon ami! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, ton ami a texas, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/11/2005
The pic is a perfect enhancement to your dark write. Well done Regis
Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/11/2005
A dark haunting write this one Regis love it.

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 3/11/2005
nothing matters
in the twilight
of my existence
but the aching

..oh god yes!..

Reviewed by M. B. 3/11/2005
Oh Regis! You have captured my favorite time of the day so vividly, so beautifully! The gloaming, I even call it that, is the time when the doors of one world are opening while the doors of another are closing. THE GLOAMING is a special moment between worlds.

Your work always moves me. You know just what buttons to push, poet!

Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 3/11/2005
very haunting write, but very well done on this!
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