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In the Black of Night

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


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


Laurinzoscott from Kanab, Utah on March 20, 2020:

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

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 20, 2020:

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

Laurinzoscott from Kanab, Utah on March 19, 2020:

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

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 18, 2020:

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

Mitara N from South Africa on March 18, 2020:

Splendid read, and well written

Thank you for sharing

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 18, 2020:

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

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 18, 2020:

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

Rinita Sen on March 18, 2020:

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.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 18, 2020:

Interesting composition. Very captivating.

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