Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Dark Night

The dark night
pads quietly in
making no sound

The dark night
warm, soft
gently embraces the world

The dark night
envelops, encompasses
silence binds separateness together

The dark night
is a time of rest
when hearts mend and heal themselves

The dark night
and its silence
lead me to greater clarity

The dark night
with its moon, is a friend
not an enemy we are afraid of.


Adelaide Dupont said...

"The dark night" is very special.

Especially enjoy the last three stanzas, with their associations of rest and friendship.

And the first stanza with the pad reminds me of cats and how they 'pad' in.

anj said...

reduce! the first and last three lines say it all...

Anonymous said...

Wow! Liked all of it. I've read it before. Reading it again gives a whole new perspective!