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As a tiring day
And goes to rest
Blue skies turn to grey
Closing the lid
On natures bountiful
Treasure chest

Blackbird on high
Bids farewell
With it’s sweet
Retiring lament
The wild daffodil
Closes delicate its petals and folds
Now the day is spent 
And the lilac tree gives off
It’s heady scent

The air still warm 
Clings to the night
As a caressing breeze stares 
The barleycorn 

Wiry trees provide an eerie sight
Void of exposing daylight
The creatures of the night creep
Amongst the foreboding shadows
The silver river still runs deep
While all creation sleeps

Within the stillness
The night waits
The wakening sun at daybreak
And another day born
Once more painting the lush landscape
With vibrant colour and spender
Now night has rendered

The Blackbird on high
Now celebrates the birth of day
With joyful heart and reprisal song
As a new day story
Lingers on.

Peter Dome©2019.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 5/27/2019 5:29:00 PM
Hi Peter : I enjoyed the manner in which you slowly approached each line as in a continuous flow. My compliments!
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Peter Dome
Date: 5/28/2019 1:49:00 AM
Thank you so much Ralph. I really appreciate you kind comments. Take care, Best wishes. Pete.
Date: 5/27/2019 4:35:00 PM
I really like it that you had a theme of blackbird on high throughout. "Blackbird on high Bids farewell With it’s sweet Retiring lament" Made the night seem safe.
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Peter Dome
Date: 5/27/2019 4:51:00 PM
thank you so much Care., so nice to hear from you. A lackbird was singing outside my window tonight.inspired me. glad you enjoyed it. Take care. pete.
Date: 5/27/2019 3:23:00 PM
A lovely poem full of evoking images. The sort of poem I would like to read with my eyes closed, if you know what I mean, regards to you Peter, great piece, Kevin
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Peter Dome
Date: 5/27/2019 4:53:00 PM
thank you so much Kevin. Much appreciated. I know what you mean. what a compliment. Take care. all the best pete.