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Night Comes

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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.

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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

  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: 11/30/2012 1:20:00 PM
    What Can I say? Just me...That so many of your fans haven't said... before me? That I love Your words ...that come from someplace I could long to be...Deep inside You...in all humility..

  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)

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