Silence Of The Night

Silence Of The Night – Kurt James of Midnight Wind Photography

Even when – I was little and my mind was troubled I would seek clarity. I believe we all seek answers to our problems and we develop self-preservation in the way we would seek simplicity to those moments that trouble us the most. In my case I found understanding and the answers in the silence of the night in my Rocky Mountains. Even to this day I will drive to the mountains and find a spot to contemplate the things that bother me the most. Does it always work? Not always, but most times if I listen to the silence of the night.

Silence Of The Night 

When in doubt just listen to the darkness of the night,
For in the empty silence your worries can take flight.

Climb the highest mountain is all one has to do,
Listen and be one with nature all night through.

As the darkness deepens, so does the silence of the night,
Raining stars of light above, always give us second sight.

Close your eyes as nature stirs the wind and builds to a breeze,
It is these exact heartfelt moments like this that we all need to seize.

The darkness and silence of the night speak volumes to us,
To understand and comprehend the silence is the ultimate plus.

Dropping your guard and opening your mind and heart is the key,
Sitting all alone in the silence on the mountain under an old aspen tree.

With clouds cleared from your mind – silence will tell you what you need,
If you truly listen to the silence – never once will the silent night mislead.

In this darkest of the night all we seek in the wisdom of clarity,
Nature, the mountain, and the silent night bring all of its sincerity.

Now you know the secret of the darkness deep and silence of the night,
Listen well and take heed – because the dawn makes the clearness take flight.
By 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 7 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection called the wandering man 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). Kurt has also published 3 historical reference books, and one humor book. 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 11th Colorado adventure tale novel “Raphael Eye for an Eye.

8 thoughts on “Silence Of The Night

  • April 8, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    I love the silence of the night, it is there in that silence and nature where we find our truths. Lovely verse, Kurt, and well penned.

    • April 8, 2018 at 6:37 PM

      Thank you Phyllis – if one pays attention to the silence there is healing in it.

  • April 8, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    The solace of the night… I like it, and in that silence most resolution occurs. It is we, our inner voice to be heard as nature allows that voice center stage, and if we listen to the dark stillness of nature, those whispers become audible. Nice work Kurt.

    • April 8, 2018 at 7:40 PM

      Thank you Tony – as always I look forward to your comments and insight.

  • April 8, 2018 at 8:46 PM

    I must agree the silent night is when my imagination runs wild. Lost thoughts found, hopeless ideas find new light. Mine is in my backyard looking up at the stars, counting the endless lights ww hang our wishes on. Nice poetry Kurt.

    • April 9, 2018 at 2:22 AM

      We all have our place of clarity Paul, it would seem outside looking at the stars seems to be most folks place. Thanks for stopping by.

  • April 11, 2018 at 4:16 AM

    Ever since my first hearing of “Sound Of Silence,” my heart has been stilled and brought to bear inside that silence which brings rest and restoration. The night has always brought peace to me. Very enjoyable, Kurt!

    • April 14, 2018 at 7:03 AM

      Donald, I feel the same as you about the song “Sound Of Silence.” Thank you for stopping by my friend.


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