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Another Day, Another Night

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Another Day, Another Night

How the hills have changed their faces
Since I saw them at the dawn,
When the sky was pale and empty
And the day was not yet born.

Now the night has called his children,
Moon and Stars, come crowned to reign,
And the dusk has brought the darkness
And the darkness brings the rain.

Though my view has slowly vanished
Like the faces in a dream,
And the brink of the horizon
Bears the last of daylight’s gleam.

Every day has its own glory
Every sunrise has its set,
So I watch the fading mountains
With no feeling of regret.

In the dark I hear the fingers
Of the rain against the glass,
As she leave her water touches
On window panes and grass.

How the wind now lifts her gently
With its wings of sea-born air,
In its feathers lies the moonlight
Sifting softly through her hair.

She will kiss the pink storm-lily
with the gift of silver dew,
And the face of every mountain
In the morning will be new.

Copyright © Rauwolfia van Raaij

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:09:00 PM
    I love this poem

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 7:43:00 PM
    Look at you little sister! Congratulations on making it through the first round and good luck sweetheart:)

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 6:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest. I wish you the best in the final round Rauwolfia Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 9:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured. A very elegant write. Beautiful wording that painted a moving picture of the landscape that held us there.

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 5:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well written poetry being featured this week Rauwolfia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 5:17:00 PM
    My congratulations on your poem being featured this week,

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 3:28:00 PM
    Enjoyed yet another perfect picture....

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 7:44:00 AM
    Last stanza is marvellous .

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 6:18:00 AM
    Beautiful..One of the best that I have read in awhile..Enjoyed very much..Glad that I chose this one to read this morn..Good rhyme, rythm, and flow..Sara