Radiance and Obscurity (A Paradelle) by Dawn Vogel

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Radiance and Obscurity (A Paradelle) by Dawn Vogel
Illustration by Sue Babcock

Your blue eyes dance with (warmth of) stars.
Your blue eyes dance with warmth (of stars);
You cast magic of love from beside me.
You cast magic of love. From beside me,
Love, your eyes, you of warmth, from dance cast of blue,
Beside me, with magic stars.

We’ll have been out, and I dress in light.
We’ll have been out, and I dress. In light,
And there’s you, in my midnight dark gown.
And there’s you (in my midnight dark gown).
There’s my gown and I in midnight light
We’ll have you dress dark, been in and out.

Now in our brightest we stalk, altogether.
Now in our brightest (we stalk) altogether.
The chandeliers—among the twinkling—
The chandeliers, among the twinkling.
Now we in our altogether stalk among
The brightest, the twinkling chandeliers.

Now there’s dark magic in our eyes.
We have been cast out from the brightest light.
Altogether, love, you and I stalk warmth,
With you in your dress of twinkling stars,
Beside me in my gown of midnight blue,
And we’ll dance among the chandeliers.


BIO: Dawn Vogel’s academic background is in history, so it’s not surprising that much of her fiction is set in earlier times. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, co-edits Mad Scientist Journal, and tries to find time for writing. She is a member of Broad Universe, SFWA, and Codex Writers. She lives in Seattle with her husband, author Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats. Visit her at http://historythatneverwas.com.