Night into Day
In the sinking stillness of the evening,
After birds have ceased to flit and call,
Silence comes to rest as day is leaving
And dark draws down the shade where night will fall;
The smallest breath of wind stirs from its sleeping,
For after dusk another world takes flight,
A world with gleaming secrets in its keeping
That give the constellations dazzling light,
Fill up the moon with shining opalescence,
Fill up the heart with dreaming of the day
And how its powers overcome senescence
When sun returns to chase the night away.
I love how your words show this daily magic we all take for granted 🙂
It’s a mystery and beauty that will never grow old, if we just take advantage of enjoying it. 🙂
This is GORGEOUS! Very beautiful and my favorite line is: And dark draws down the shade where night will fall….xoxo
I feel my own shades being drawn down just now–8:40 am, sitting in the corner of R’s church office in Dallas, having had a short night’s sleep and a pre-dawn drive down here. Sundays it takes me a while to wake!! And you *know* how attached I am to night and sleep! I’m glad you enjoyed the visit to one of my favorite states here. 🙂
I love it.. I was thinking you must sit on my swing in the evenings and watch the day give in to the night. My favorite time of all.
Isn’t it blissful! So happy you enjoyed my wander in the evening…
You picked a good title: these days we don’t often encounter the word benison, which is a doublet (via French) of benediction (via Latin).
Both lovely words and deserving of more frequent airings, I think! I’m glad you approve, Sir.
I have to admit (not being an early bird – and who knows how many worms I have been missing …), my favorite time is when the day giving in to night. Again, just lovely. XO
… when the day IS giving in to night! 🙂
With that, I shall bid you a beautiful good night, every night, whether it’s time to sleep or not! 😀
Rhythmic rhyme for dancing the day into night & night into day…
Ooh, and a mesmerizingly patterned reply! I was so quickly hypnotized by your line…
Namaste to you, my dear KI…
…and to you in like manner, my dear LL!