Poetical Encounter with a Nightingale

Updated on December 4, 2017
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Nightingale
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My Encounter with a Nightingale

One night, long time ago, I walked the dogs around midnight. I live in the midst of nature's beauty and that night I had an encounter with the beautiful sound of a nightingale. That's why I put the video in. If you let it play while reading the poem, you'll hear what I heard that night.

Nightingale in the Dunes at Vogelenzang (The Netherlands)

The Silence Rhapsody


Tonight I heard silence again,
I walked my dogs and it was then
in the darkest dark of night,
nature had polished all stars so bright
that I stood still in open land,
dimmed the flashlight in my hand.
Even the dogs I didn't hear,
a moment that I hold most dear
when nature plays its symphony,
sometimes I think only for me -

The Silence Rhapsody.

Tonight I heard her song again,
I listened for a while and then
a little bird was joining in
and I got goosepimples on my skin.
So pure a sound was seldom heard,
a duet between silence and a bird.
I stood frozen to the ground,
this place to live that I have found
I wouldn't know where else to be,
when nature plays its symphony -

The Silence Rhapsody

© 2017 Titia Geertman

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      Titia Geertman 

      8 months ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Thanks Louise Powles for your comment. Yes Nightingales are beautiful, but we don't hear them too much where I live.

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      Louise Powles 

      8 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem. Nature is wonderful, isn't it? I love the video of the Nightingale's singing. It's so beautiful.

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