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Deep in the Velvety Night

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Deep in the velvety night,

my thoughts long to stray,

where my imagination can take me,

to far-away places,

where wondrous things,

I can see and do,

filling my heart and soul,

with so much love -

dreaming the whole night long.

My thoughts like birds,

fly high above the clouds,

so many brilliant colors,

so much to imagine,

so many things that seem real,

just beyond my reach

and it seems I just fly with the wind.

I love to feel free,

to be just me,

with my thoughts,

enjoying this flight of fantasy,

like taking a magic carpet,

riding high into the heavens,

which take me far from reality -

deep in the velvety night.

When all is quiet and still,

I love to while away the hours,

lost in thoughts of precious memories,

far from the chains that bind them during the day,

to float away on a river of dreams,

from somewhere far away,

I hear your voice calling me,

like a butterfly

and light as air,

I am by your side,

holding you near,

for to me you are so dear,

bound by our thoughts of love -

deep in the velvety night.

© 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee


Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 26, 2018:

Thanks so much for your kindness of words

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 26, 2018:

Thank you, Robin. It would certainly be delightful to lay back upon a cloud and just let it take you away.

Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 25, 2018:

That would be my delight to float away on a river of dreams greatly penned

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 22, 2018:

Thank you, FlourishAnyway.

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 21, 2018:

There is an undercurrent of loss here that makes it bittersweet.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 20, 2018:

Thank you so much Peg.

Thank you MizBejabbers.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on February 19, 2018:

Beautiful poem, so lovely, one could meditate on it. I can picture the river of dreams, such ethereal imagery. Love the Cyndi Lauper song, too.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on February 19, 2018:

This exquisite poem speaks volumes of love, loss and longing. I truly appreciate the beautiful photo at the top and your understandable and soulful poem. "River of Dreams" - loved that, too.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 19, 2018:

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you, Nikki blessings to you too.

Thank you, Louise.

Thank you ShanMarie.

Thank you Threekeys peace and happiness to you too.

threekeys on February 18, 2018:

"To float away on the river of dreams"....love that line Gypsy. I can imagine gliding away into the land of beauty and possibilities..

Peace and Happiness to You, Gypsy.

Shannon Henry from Texas on February 18, 2018:

Another beautiful piece about the night. Very calming.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 18, 2018:

Yes, the dark nights is so relaxing and peaceful, especially when there is a moon and stars in the skies. Lovely poem.

Nikki Khan from London on February 18, 2018:

wow,, you are an amazing poet,,loved the poem so much.

God bless you dear.

manatita44 on February 18, 2018:

Sweeett! I'm there with you, Gypsy. Minding my own business, of course, deep in the velvety night. Made for dreams. Great image in your pic.

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