Friday, January 14, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday...a POEM by me

Come learn about "N" this week over at Jenny's Place.

For me this week
is for 

Here is a Poem I wrote several years back.

The Identity of Night

I am the darkness over your head
and the welcoming comfort of your bed.
I am the sparkling distant stars
that dance on the waves of the sea.
and the dreams that relinquish freedom to thee.
I am the night.
I am the temperature that subtly drops.
The desertion of streets and the closing of shops.
I am bedtime stories, and teddy bears
and moms with babes in rocking chairs.
I am the night.

I am lullabys and a music box,
Creatures of the dark; owl, coon and fox.
I am the dancing flames of a fireplace
and the sneaking, quiet parents
peeking at their angel’s face.
I am the night.

I am the short-circuiting of the sun
and the endless day’s rest; that is hard-won.
I am the preparation for the day ahead
For many; the time they long for
for others I’m the time they dread.
I am the night.
SusanG © 1997


gabe said...

oh you captured my favorite aspects of night so well in this poem. I do love a cozy night at home, nothing better!

Judie said...

Susan, a wonderful poem!!

Teresa said...

This is a lovely poem and a wonderful idea for linking the N.

Pondside said...

That was a very good poem.
I love the night, so I really enjoyed it.

FairfieldHouse said...


I didn't know you were a poet. What a beautiful poem! The images you posted compliment it perfectly. This should be published, if it hasn't been already.

Your Friend,

Sara said...

what an amazing poem. I so love it. Hugs Sara

Micki said...

That is a wonderful poem!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! I truly love your poem...and that there are so many positive aspects of night that you share in your words!

Blessings & Aloha!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful poem Susan.

I don't know if I've told you before but I love your is so beautiful and abstract...and it totally fits in with your nifty poem today.

Thanks for a neat stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "N".

You are always interesting.