My Nights

My nights
are sacred to me

I love the deep quiet
of most my nights

the change of the critters
as the day time ones get quiet
the night time ones
begin their shift

some nights are shared
with loved ones
over a meal
watching the play of birds
at the feeders

in winter
I love walking home through the trees
dressed in white
snow falling around me
again the deep quiet

clear summer nights
are stunning
for barefoot tai chi on the green green grass
stars sparkling up high
like raindrops frozen in the sky

some nights will find me
curled up at one end of the couch
drawing and painting
music dancing through the cabin
a glass of red wine
I am content

then there are the nights
full of
a heart felt sharing
on the phone
visiting with a distant friend

I love my nights

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  1. I love the description of those nights too. So much outdoors!

  2. Beautiful writing! Your nights sound wonderful- peaceful and restorative.

  3. Such a bouquet of beautiful nights, each described through all the senses!

  4. Such beautiful nights!

    I love the thought of Tai Chi under the stars and walking home in the snow at night.

  5. Yes, you captured it so well! I always wait until dark to take my walk and feel the same way!

  6. The trees dressed in white... that is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my night post.

  7. AnonymousJune 07, 2008

    Oooh, delicious!

  8. AnonymousJune 07, 2008

    Just lovely! What wonderful nights you have.

  9. what lovely nights you have

  10. AnonymousJune 07, 2008

    Very well put!


  11. I need to get out more at night. Your lovely poem makes me realize what I've been missing.

  12. i used to be terribly afraid of the dark when i was small, but now i see its power and its strength, its calm and its serenity.

  13. Tammie: I particularly like the winter stanza: I miss that quiet, quiet you only get with snow, all of us breathing in stillness...

  14. AnonymousJune 08, 2008

    beautifully written :) you make nights sound so wonderful. i love nights too

  15. I can see you open your arms embracing the nightime - it really is a beautiful time to be out, isn't it?

  16. Beautiful response to this prompt -- you captured the peace I always find being out at night! As always, I enjoyed your accompanying photo... a moonlit water lily?

  17. AnonymousJune 09, 2008

    thanks ;)
    my favourite is the flower from 5.3.!

  18. I have the feeling that you really know how to enjoy nights and days so well!
    After a brief visit through your blog I have my eyes and soul full of wonderful images and words :)

  19. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    you are fantastic!!!

    god bless u dear

    can we exchange our link

    r u ready to do?

  20. This is a beautiful photograph. I love the contrast of the yellow flower with the blue water. I like your poem - I love nights too.

  21. tammy- i love your words, they are beautiful. i enjoyed your hummingbird post as well. thanks for your encouraging words on my site. they mean a whole lot to me. love & light!-sheree

  22. very beautiful! This inspired me to turn off the tv right now.

  23. "like raindrops frozen in the sky"
    perfect :)


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