Gently into the Night

digital illustration from a photograph

Reparations

While the quiet of the evening draws its curtain on the noise

Day had clamored ’til its leaving, I will lie in calm and poise,

Gently as a bed of lilies bends in summer’s kindest breeze,

As the cat turns, curling, ’til he’s found his pose of greatest ease;

While the dusk falls, silent, deeper into night, my eyelids close

Heavily…I’m soon a sleeper in the stillest of repose…

Midnight finds me softly dreaming, all the day’s loud clatter gone,

‘Til birds chatter at the streaming light of the approaching dawn

While I lie in silent dozing where no sound comes breaking through,

All that shouted ceases, closing restiveย lipsโ€”and spirits, too,

Slip like shades and never flutter more than deepest sleeping sends

To the surface from the utter place of healing and amends;

I will rest here in the solace and the silence so supreme

It can quiet every call as I lie still and, gently, dream…digital illustration from a photograph

7 thoughts on “Gently into the Night

  1. I love the effect(s) on these photos! The prose makes me want to go back to bed! ๐Ÿ˜ช

    • *Everything* makes me want to go back to bed. My favorite place on earth, possibly. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know I’d much rather be there at the moment than awake, as it’s Sunday and we had to get up by 6 a.m. after a late night/morning (2 a.m., I think). The price of having a fun Saturday dinner with friends and then taking time to wind down after, I guess. ๐Ÿ˜€

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