Ebony* In memory of poet John Milton

Grass once green, sky once blue
as I remember well;
Candle glowed with bluish hue-
as much as I could tell.

That was before the darkest night.
With candle lit, I sit alone.
A soothing calm, a hollow sigh-
expression set in stone. milton_john2

I feel the light, but cannot see
what beauty in the candle glows.
The stars have disappeared from me;
but why, God only knows.

Darkness overtook me
and robbed me of my light-
leaving me in ebony
of everlasting night.

Sharon Elizabeth Palmeri

Hoosiers Horizon Magazine 1993
Spirits Magazine 2003
Poetry Palace 2005

Copyright Library of Congress1992

**The above printed material is copyrighted, is registered with the Library of Congress and is the property of Sharon Palmeri. Permission is needed before use. Thank you! *S* **

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About Sharon

Sharon Palmeri received her BS degree in English and journalism from Indiana University Northwest and IU Bloomington. As a published author she has taught in all areas of writing for 20+ years, and has had over two hundred articles and stories published in magazines and newspapers. She freelances as a ghost writer, editor, book doctor, publicist, and publication consultant. She also has worked as content editor, adviser and book layout designer.
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