The Night

Written by: gautami phookan




                                                          Hazed-
                                                       the   night;
                                                   the   towers  
                                               sheltered    in    mist,
                               river  flows  silent  under  the  stone  bridge.

                                Heavenly  quiet  before  dawn,  the  earth
                                                is  resting  in
                                                      a  peaceful
                                                         slumber  
                                                           deep.

                                                           Calm
                                                         so deep,  
                                                      in a hush   
                                                     water  ripples;
                              a  boat  rocks  gently,  the  bo'sun  asleep.

                          Covered  in  white  silk,  the  town  sleeps  in  the
                                               faint  glimmer  of
                                                      yellow  lamps
                                                          in   the  
                                                            street.



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For Giorgio Veneto's Contest : "Impress me with a small Poem V!"

Motif : Romantic

Written by gautami phookan

(Old Poem)