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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: The United Kingdom (01/22/09)

TITLE: Wanderin' in the Gloamin'
By Yvonne Blake
01/27/09


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Twixt day and night, ‘tis dreamin’ time,
When e’re the sun is hangin’ low,
And the rosy skies are glowin’
I ramble long over hill and dale
And wish upon the evening star
When I’m wanderin’ in the gloamin’.

The meadowlark chirps its lullabye
To springtime lambs and wild conies,
And o’er the purple heather bloomin’.
I hold a blossom to my nose,
Reminds me of my true love’s breath
As we’re wanderin’ in the gloamin’.

A soft wind tosses my auburn curls;
My flushed cheeks, it now caresses,
Across the moors, warm wind blowin’;
It carries th’air of the salty spray,
The same that brings my true love home,
To be wanderin’ in the gloamin’

Me thinks I hear my true love’s voice;
He promised oft, he’d marry me;
“Someday,” he sighed, “I’ll be returnin’.”
Tis not my name upon his lips,
But the steady wash against the shore,
Neath me wanderin’ in the gloamin’.

I gaze beyond the farthest isles
And shade my eyes against the glint
Mid white-capped waves a-billowin’;
My achin’ heart, it pines and yearns,
I cannae spy my true love’s craft,
As I’m wanderin’ in the gloamin’

Darkness threatens o’er the eastern sky,
Stinging drops mingle wi’ my tears;
Light from yonder window beckn’in’;
“I’ll ne’er forget, nor give up hope;
Goodnight, my love,” I whisper low,
“I’ll be wanderin’ in the gloamin’”


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Melanie Kerr 01/29/09
That was so remeniscient of so many folk songs. I loved it. I loved the structure of the poetry and your choice of words.
Lynda Schultz 01/29/09
Lovely ballad.
Charla Diehl 01/30/09
The dialog sounds authentic in this romantic piece. Good job.
Joanne Sher 01/31/09
Just lovely. Form and meter were lovely, as were the words.
Verna Cole Mitchell 01/31/09
I could almost hear the singing of your lovely verse.
Karlene Jacobsen 02/03/09
Ok, so what is a gloamin'?
I am really enjoying these flavors of other cultures through poetry and story. This poem is so lovely, even though I don't know what a gloamin' is.
Yvonne Blake 02/04/09
"Gloaming" is twilight, the time 'twixt day and night... one of my favorite things!
Jan Ackerson 02/04/09
I'd LOVE to hear this set to music--it's a beautiful ballad that has the feel of a very old poem--very lovely.
Yvonne Blake 02/04/09
Can't you hear the mandolin and penny whistle?
Karlene Jacobsen 02/04/09
Aaaaaahhhhhh twilight... Now I see. Love it even more!
Thanks for the explanation.
Adele O'Reilly02/13/09
Beautifully written. This draws you into its Gaelic verse. I am going to print this one and give it to my Irish husband. You have an amazing talent for prose.