Darkness (Harlequin Dreams)


Harlequin dreams

Of his Columbine

His little dove

Now flown far away

From the darkness

Of the night

Standing melancholy

In the soft winds

Raised by her beating wings

He dons his mask

His chequered disguise

His demons

Now also ready to fly

© Ann Bagnall


Painting: Alexander O. Levy (1881-1947), Untitled (Harlequin and Columbina), c. 1925

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