Beginning with the Very First Night

Digital illustration from a photo: Slide into NightFrom Darkness to Stars

Those distant notes of smoky, sighing dusk

That underlay and raise the early moon

Draw mystery from earth, as if its musk

Were growing far too fecund, far too soon,

To lie a moment longer there in wait

And hide the heart of what was made for strength,

The time when reinvention is so great

It imitates Creation, and at length,

Renews its potent primacy and grows,

Becomes, designs, accelerates, empow’rs

All who would build, each being here that knows,

The inspiration of the nighttime hours—

So break the stars of newness in the night

To bring from utter darkness brilliant light!Digital illustration from a photo: From Darkness to Stars

10 thoughts on “Beginning with the Very First Night

    • Much as I’m a latecomer to the form, I’m enjoying sonnets quite a bit; maybe there are certain types of poetry that suit or attract certain personalities or people in particular phases of their lives or something. Or maybe I’m just a creature of habit, and once I’ve started something new that I like I stick to it until something else takes its place in my affections of the moment! 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed this, in any case!

  1. Ohhh, smoky, sighing dusk! That’s so evocative for me, I love this about dusk here in egypt, the scent of burning leaves and the relief of a cool breeze… wonderful poem, I love it very much! ♥♥♥ ;^)

  2. Lovely, Kathryn – I’m very often inspired by the night … not that I don’t live the daylight and all it reveals, but I always feel a kind of relief when the darkness falls. Hope it doesn’t sound too morbid macabre. Not meant that way but as your title implies. 🙂 XO

    • Well, you *know* I’m not averse to the morbid and macabre, myself, but yes, I do know what you mean. Nighttime, simply by virtue of being our less-explored realm as daytime creatures, has the allure of mystery and magic, so it’s hard not to delve into that with pleasure, at least occasionally. If not consistently!

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