In Tune with the Night

The setting sun

falls from the western sky

a globe of luminescent light

All things turn bright & golden

the air the fragrance the sounds

We are transfixed by the evening 

speechless yet not without words

Of course  I say the wrong thing

and you’re gone in another snit

So alone I watch a star rise

evening turn dusk

 

Even concrete & steel

transform in an evening light

and glass returns glory for glory

The lilac scented air hangs now

an intoxicating cloud lit by the heat

in search of some wrist or nape to kiss

And off shore the platinum Sound

flows silently Its tide far out on

the glistening emerald stones

Two pink fishing boats troll

toward the Island

 

In the soft twilight

even souls turn homeward

the weight of the insignificant

slipping from the spirit’s shoulders

like a robe grown heavy by the day

In the lengthening shadows we too

stand here bare of all pretension

beautiful even in all our flaws

hearts hungry for a harmony

so close it virtually hums

in tune with the night

Advertisements

About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
This entry was posted in poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to In Tune with the Night

  1. SalvaVenia says:

    Even souls turn homeward. – Thoughtworthy idea …

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s