Written for the Monthly Poetry Contest - prompt: Enchanted Moonlight
|I step out into the night
And breathe in the fragrant air
My mind settles
And the stress of the day falls away
A chorus of night sounds
It's crescendo building,
Then falling away...
Into a hushed silence.
As night deepens,
Dances off the stream
and illuminates the dew
That settles over the grassy bed
Of lushness at my feet.
Fireflies flicker through the air
A twinkling sideshow
That rises up into the trees
Like fairy lights.
I am transported from the mundane
To a world that shimmers
just on the edge of wakefulness and dreams
It is here I want to stay
Cradled in the comfort of day's end
Held in the bounty
of this natural, divine space
That covers me like a favoured old blanket
Its security keeps out the chill
And pulls the sweetness into the place
Where time seems to stand still
And gratitude is released from a full heart
To the Creator of all that is sacred.
Line Count = 32
Word Count = 167