Into the Night

 

Into the Night by Kurt James

We all in our own way seek the answers to all that bother us. It is built within us to try to understand what makes us all human. When our mind is searching for clarity, we do things that help ease that process. Some take rides in the country and others try to drown their unanswerable questions in booze. For me it is a walk under the heavens and the stars and the moon. I seek solace walking into the night.

Into the Night
Restless and looking for clarity I walk into the night,
Strolling in the cold night air looking for second sight.
Confusing thoughts that wander here and there in the day,
Under the stars and in the darkness of the nightfall they seem to fade away.
I am always a whirlpool of emotions as I wander in the darkness,
The icy eventide wind helps with my thoughts, deeds, and inwardness.
Walking into the twilight a bark of a dog breaks the wall of stillness,
From a nearby house on the wind is a couple in an arguing distress.
Makes me realize I am not the only one that has worries of their own,
As I continue into the dark looking for answers and all alone.
Maybe, it is just the nocturnal whispers formed in the wind,
Or the rain of lights from the stars above that help me mend.
Not sure why it works, sometimes I just have to go into the night,
Gather in the silence of moon and the stars—I feel their invite.
It helps to have conversations with the midnight sky and the moon,
For it is in the darkness there is harmony and I feel more in tune.
Restless and looking for clarity I walk into the night,
Strolling in the cold night air looking for second sight.
Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

4 thoughts on “Into the Night

  • November 8, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Kurt, this poem obviously comes from your heart and soul and I can sense the depth of emotions. Beautiful work.

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    • November 10, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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      Thank you Phyllis for the wonderful comment – I do wear my emotions of my sleeve for all to see. It is my beautiful blessing and my worse curse at the same time.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    I truly enjoy your poetry and hope that there is many more to come. I walk away my blues also, maybe not always at night. Jamie

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    • November 10, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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      Walking away the blues is what heals poets like us to help the mend. Thanks for stopping by Jamie.

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