Daily Post Prompt: When Night Sings the World to Sleep, A Poem


I search for significance

In the prevailing winds

In the last dance of our season

In the summer’s request

To sigh across the evening sky

Blushing cheeks, tickled pink

And the cloud’s magenta dream

Before the world must go to sleep.

I take this all in, breathing deep.

I find peace in between

The moments counted

Where the seconds pass


By fleeting shadows of people

Slogging home with hurried steps

Where soon you shall find them,

Hiding in dark houses

Where shadows rise and fall

From blaring television sets.

I am alive with the sound of crickets

Chirping under the light of a raging moon

Who raises his eloquent voice

In soothing tones

And all who are bathed in his light

Find beauty in the shadow’s play

Upon the grasses

The still, dark houses

Between the leaves of trees

And night sings the world to sleep.


© Sumyanna 2016


Written for The Daily Post Prompt: slog

Beautiful image courtesy of Morguefile (ranbud)


6 Comments Add yours

  1. very beautiful…made me sigh…love this Sum…love hugs


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much Seema. So very glad you like it 🙂


  2. Mariam Hyder says:

    Beautifully written!


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!


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