20 May 2010

Night Music

First the quiet
until ears adjust
filtering out
the everyday, the ordinary

then the strike of a match
sizzle of wax
a candle lit
with a sputter

settling in of the body
stretch of tendon
creak of bone
a sigh

lone chirp of a bird
in the big tree
an answered call
in the dark distance

lonesome train whistle
owning melancholy
vibration of power
across the wooden porch

soprano cricket
alto frog
a man's tenor song
in the yard below

 heartbeat in the ears
soft breath
night music
on the porch.


  1. beautiful poem! Where did you find this print?

  2. Thank you for visiting my pages and for your kind comment. The artist's name is above the photo and if you click on that it will take you to the page where I located the painting.
    Thanks again.