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Night Comes

Softly and sadly
Up on the knoll;
The vesper bell
Begins to toll.

Lock all the doors
Blow out the light;
The hour is late
Sleep comes with the night.

Close all the windows
Smother the fire;
Sound slips into silence
When mortals retire.

Downstairs is deserted
No one in the hall
Nirvana of sleep
Rules over all.

A day's work completed
Now done like the day;
Rest is now needed
For those made of clay.

How soft is the night
Where dark shadows fall;
The seduction of sleep
Captures us all.

Copyright © elizabeth wesley

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  1. Date: 7/30/2013 5:54:00 AM
    To be or not to be Asked the bee To see or not to see Replied the sea

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Hi dearest sista Elize.. how are you.. am coming by to wish you a very happy Easter .. and i enjoyed so much this piece.. very beautifully written <3 :) much luv and big hugs <3 Sk

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:33:00 AM
    I know nothing that could be added to call this poem perfect. It grabbed me and sent beautiful vibes searching for my soul.... You are terrific..... Jake

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 3:19:00 AM
    Beautiful poetry as usual. I always love reading your verse. Your words speak from your soul. Thank you for your kind words re my poem. I haven't been on this site for a very long time. Have published 5 books and only going to do one more. After that, am rewriting a self help book on "Power" and continuing to give lectures. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you a fabulous 2013. Luv, Maureen x

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 10:04:00 PM
    Great,,,, I love it ;}

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Nothing beats a good nights sleep..[you know I do not think I write good haiku ;) I just think they now ARE haiku ;)..that's as far as I feel I have gotten] Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 8:34:00 AM
    my dear sweet Elize,,,thank you for your visit apprecaite so much your beautiful verse.. may all the beautiful days be yours ever <3 <3 <3 luv and hugs :) SK

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:39:00 PM
    Wow, what a great write and read Elizabeth. Enjoyed reading it this evening. Rollo

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:54:00 AM
    hi dearest Elize,,beautiful piece of yours ..delighted my night,,,enjoyed so much reading this tonight...:) <3<3<3 have a fabulous days :)

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:41:00 PM
    A sweet write Elizabeth! Light & Love

    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/20/2015 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Where is Elizabeth Wesley? Many poets in Poetry Soup seemed to have drifted of into space. They must be somewhere. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 12:52:00 AM
    Rhyme is my favorite too, and you do it so well. Thank you

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 11:17:00 AM
    I had to laugh at what I said. People say I have a flare for making comments. And that comment fits this poem. Dispight it's seriousness.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:09:00 AM
    Beautifully written, lovely rhyme is your poem. Time is short so quickly trying to comment on a few today. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 9:30:00 AM
    Terrific write Elizabeth. Hugs

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 1:49:00 AM
    very nice. well done.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 2:17:00 PM
    There is a sense of foreboding here that makes sleep escape that much more comforting. As I grow older the mystery and foreboding of the night, of the lack of light becomes stronger. As usual, Liz, you are something else. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 2:20:00 PM
    A beautifully delivered poem! You are awesome Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Beautiful words, beautiful images, beautiful poem... Terry

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Opps! I thought I commented on this write already? Good thing I decided to come back to read your fine works.Because of course I can't stay away... :o)

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 6:19:00 AM
    A lady that was born to write poetry, stunningly beautiful Elizabeth, I love the bodies made of clay, I have an image of myself made of clay sleeping on my pillow, having clay dreams, smile, you do this to me, how lovely, vie xxxx