Night Passages

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Night Passages

 

I used to  wander into the unknown wonders
of  night passages
I haven’t done so now in years
who knows why  except  for time
and the need for sleep
perhaps tonight I will again
now there is more time

Taking  a heavy flannel shirt and  silently meandering
only the softest of footsteps
trying hard to blend with the
souls of living night
sharing all the soft sounds of wildlife
this nocturnal peace

In the dark green meadow I can feel
the falling moisture that will in time become
a new mornings dew
the crickets sweet chirp reminds me of time
the hoot of the barred owls
speak  in all  knowing voices

Passing slowly and ever quietly into the old
gravel road and down the hollow
nearing the silver lined brook I stop
and just listen
what peace is this voice speaking to me
I’m reminded of soft tinkling piano keys
a sonata perhaps

Looking away to the sky the stars become
my guide the moon my friend
a shadow passes across my shoulder
a hawk ignores the man
and moves away in  swishing
wing sounds
take me with you my friend
I plead

And now turning near the pasture I spy
dark equine shadows in a field
they stand motionless
ever vigilant
no wonder they’re the best friend of man
I would stand back to back  with you
if only you’d allow
one soft shuddering sound from
the nearest
I can almost see the wind lift
softly of her mane
It’s okay ….. I say silently

The horses move towards me slowly
to my right an apple tree grows skirting the fence line
and I reach down for the tempting drops
to offer them as only the youngest approaches
she reaches a new born neck to my hand
timidly taking one
and I think smiling
we are one now
one  in night passages

EdF

Sometime in my life I started to write about my life journey , in poetry, in storyperhaps to sort them out and enter them intoa place of safe keeping . The soul of the writeris perhaps best described in their words , emotions and thoughts . If these poemsor stories touch something inside youthen maybe I have succeeded in sharing . I will not write about my selfin profile , because self isn't so important in writing . Only the journey in wordsandthe sharing areimportant . Why would weever say " Now about me !"........I'd rather write about life , nature , serenity ........

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EdF

Sometime in my life I started to write about my life journey , in poetry , in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safe keeping . The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words , emotions and thoughts . If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing . I will not write about my self in profile , because self isn't so important in writing . Only the journey in words and the sharing are important . Why would we ever say " Now about me !"........I'd rather write about life , nature , serenity ........

4 thoughts on “Night Passages

  • May 5, 2016 at 9:25 PM
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    What a brilliant array of passages you took us on Ed. Each presence was a delightful experience. To walk silently in the dark of your homestead must be so uplifting. I can only envy you as I traverse the concrete sidewalks of city life.

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  • May 6, 2016 at 3:42 AM
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    Beautiful Ed, a plethora of great phrasing and imagery, so delicate and lightly rendered with an ethereal feel. It flowed so well and warm in reading, the mind wondering in thoughts and images of what you so eloquently speak. very much enjoyed my friend.

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  • May 6, 2016 at 1:35 PM
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    ed,

    I love picture painting with words, and you painted a beautiful, meaningful, and sensitive picture. Thank you for sharing this one with us. Great job.my friend!

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  • May 8, 2016 at 11:11 AM
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    Ed, this is so beautiful and so vivid to the mind that I felt I was there walking along with you. Thank you for the lovely stroll through night passages. Exceptional read – I love it.

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