Dark Poetry: Adagio Under a Crescent Moon


Adagio under a Crescent Moon

Touching the blazing spark of a burning flame,
she would feel no pain in a world of
complete havoc around her.

In the darkness,
she would unravel and scream into nothingness.
Numb she once was.
Sleepless she had been.

After midnight when our world would become two,
and the cumulus clouds had become still,
she danced adagio under the cool frost of the moonlight
with a pale expressionless frown,
under the pale dim light.

In the darkness,
she unravelled in her soft gracious ballet dance,
screaming into nothingness…
Nobody heard her
or saw the graceful nighttime performance.
Numb she had become.

Her slim silhouette reached along the damp bare grounds
and her tears fell into a small pool that sparkled under the starlight.
Her pale expressionless face, screaming with no audible tone from thin faded pink lips
Numb she was.
Sleepless she had been.

Was she alive?
Her days awake spent in the dew of darkness
trapped between two worlds
that awoke after midnight,
dancing adagio…trying to find her way.

As the night slowly became day,
she would slowly fade away,
as a deafening scream echoed into empty air.

But nobody heard her.
Nobody saw her sublime performance.
Numb she had become.
With her pool of tears, sparkling in the afterlight…
and one single red loving rose,
stemming from where she had danced from the depths of her heart…


Adagio under a crescent moon.


-Ariana R. Cherry 2016

Published by Ariana R. Cherry

“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.” Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls…. Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International. She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein. Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“ During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.

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