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The Eclectic Pen - The Solace of Night

By: Claudia (BrokenWing)   + 21 more  
Date Submitted: 3/3/2007
Last Updated: 3/8/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 230

  As the sun dips below the horizon,
the last rays of sunlight fade
and night steals in softly,
kissing the earth
and surrounding me like a comforting blanket.
The moon quietly slips out of the dark clouds
as night birds awaken
to sing their night songs;
then everything is dark and still again

The darkness washes over me like a gentle caress,
chasing away daylight and
the cares
and stark harshness
of the day.

Here in the night
the harsh glare of the day disappears;
lines are softer and indistinct,
shadows muted and blurred,
imperfections hidden,
by the glow of moonlight and candlelight;
even sounds are quieter, almost muffled,
and loneliness fades
to peace and blessed solitude
as I imbibe the healing balsam of the night.
I turn to the sacred, inexpressible mysterious night
that lifts the heavy wings of sorrow
and deep longing fills my breast,
calling to me as if in a dream.

My beloved comes to me in the night,
enveloping me
in urgent, heated embrace,
and taut, velvety skin slides into wet heat,
as we lose ourselves in each other
in our desire to become one,
flesh to flesh and spirit to spirit,
and sounds of pleasure fill the night air
as we lie in ecstasy in the lap of love.

Too soon the morning comes.
I am weary of the tiresome day.
If only the gentle night could,
for once,
banish the cruel day
and give me just a few more
precious hours
in the arms of my gentle beloved.

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Jim H. (Pecos45) - 3/4/2007 6:28 AM ET
How often I have felt the same!
IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 3/4/2007 4:25 PM ET
Janet H. (blondesrus) - 6/13/2008 1:02 PM ET
Awesome descriptions!
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