In the Black of Night

Updated on March 17, 2020
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

A certain yearning,

in the black of night,

not a sound but the whistling wind,

a time for dreaming,

perhaps for romancing,

when the black cloak of night descends -

on raven wings.

What magic beneath the dark night sky,

when upon the velvety blanket,

bright twinkling diamonds appear

and the moon begins to glow,

down beneath there, you are,

enjoying the show.

Then you take my hand

and we begin dancing,

while the moonbeams spotlight us.

An owl high above in the oak,

softly hoots

and a lone whippoorwill,

can be heard,

while around us, a melody of love is playing,

it goes on and on,

and we continue twirling in the night,

sweet kisses such delight -

until the early morning light.


These memories come crowding in,

on gossamer wings they fly,

when some feelings send hushed whispers,

speeding to the dark sky above.

It happens every time,

when the spring breezes,

blow night clouds about

and the glow of the moon –

brings whispers of love.

The scent of flowers blooming,

stars winking high above,

your hand I feel slipping into mine

and I know together in memory –

we’ll go strolling in the moonlight.

It happens all the time,

when my heart gets captured,

in the black of night

and I know you and I –

will be promenading till daylight.

© 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee

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    • Majestic Tells profile image

      Laurinzoscott 

      6 months ago from Kanab, Utah

      You arevwelcome and please keep painting such beautiful pictures with your words

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Hope you all enjoy your weekend and stay safe

      Thank you, Umesh

      Thank you, Rinita

      Thank you, Pamela

      Thank you, Ruby

      You're welcome, Mitara

      Thank you, John. There are some of his songs that inspire when I write like this one I shared.

      Thank you, Majestic Tells

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      Laurinzoscott 

      6 months ago from Kanab, Utah

      Beautifullyminspired words acyyally TAKE you there , and I just travelled...lovely.piece

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      John Hansen 

      6 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A lovely poem, Rasma. I also enjoyed the Paul McCartney video “This One”..I don’t think I’d ever heard that song before.

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      Mitara N 

      6 months ago from South Africa

      Splendid read, and well written

      Thank you for sharing

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      In The Black Of Night congers up many feelings and remembering the sweet togetherness no matter how long ago. Beautiful.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I like the rythm of this poem and it paints a beautiful picture. You always excel with each piece of poetry you write.

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      Rinita Sen 

      6 months ago

      I know you write about romance, love, eternal relationships, but somewhere in your every poem, I find some deep hurt lurking, which despite the romantic aspect of your lines, sends a lump down my throat. That's the power of true poetry.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Interesting composition. Very captivating.

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