SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT

Night falls upon the lowly,
bright lights fade and shadows creep,
right before they slumber, they slowly
fight their weary eyes to sleep.

Morning sits, a vigil silent; still,
Moon and stars align at will,
warning midnight sprites upon the hill,
soon their lights will die, become nil.

Day will pass in its allotted time,
hay made as the sun shines, lingers.
May the world know night’s toils in rhyme,
saying all that a heart desires. Fingers

curl to grasp the darkened shroud,
mist descends to cover lovers avowed.
Hurl the pall so all can call out loud,
kissed by evening’s shadow so endowed.

© Copyright 2014 – Walter J Wojtanik

Written for the INFORM POETS – LENTO at CREATIVE BLOOMINGS

2 thoughts on “SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT

  1. This is lovely – I particularly like the enjambment between stanzas three and four, though my fingers are twitching to cut one or two words/syllables to tweak the rhythm! This is something I find annoying in my own poetry, posted before giving myself time to edit.

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