Beacons by Michael Keshigian

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July 8, 2014 by northerncardinalreview

At dusk, pointed shadows
of maple tree foliage
print hieroglyphics
upon the darkening landscape,
a discernible message
as the moon ascends
and swallows
small clumps of darkness
the sun leaves behind.
Lunar sand illuminates
the dimming tree line,
stars, in earnest, glimmer
to deepen the view
the empty vat of space provides.
A topless, black shroud
with a hostile view
would linger overhead
should these beacons extinguish
and allow the dark
to accentuate the hollow, lightless
silence that would be night.

Michael Keshigian’s poetry collection, Eagle’s Perch, was recently released by Bellowing Ark Press.  Other published books: Wildflowers, Jazz Face, Warm Summer Memories, Silent Poems, Seeking Solace, Dwindling Knight, Translucent View. Recently published in Red River Review, Illya’s Honey, California Quarterly, Boston Literary Magazine, and Foundling Review, he is a 3- time Pushcart Prize and 2-time Best Of The Net nominee. He lives in Londonderry, NH. His website is


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