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Sleep's Embrace

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RSEvans
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0 posted 10-26-1999 01:18 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

The day's light fades to duller tones.
The moonlight sweeps and claims its own.
And I watch as the yellows and reds of day
Very slowly fade away
To be replaced by blues and grays
And darkned colors move and sway
Across the land and through my soul
And daylight's twin takes its toll.

Why do we fear the death of day
And not relish in the blues and grays?
Why does the darkness cause us fear
And cause us to draw defenses near?
Why do the things that worship night
Give us cause to fear and fright?
What is the presence that we fear
Whenever twilight's walk is near?

I feel as though there's something missed
Like a lover's lips yet unkissed
In the mystery that is the night;
That thing that keeps us holding tight
To all we know by daylight's grace
And all we see by sunbeams' trace.
It all exists at night you see,
Though colorless, it still must be.

I see beauty in the dulled hues of night
And I face it now with such delight.
The moonlight's beams, they beckon me
And light my way to some degree
Into a different reality
As I slowly drift to sleep.


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No matter where you go, somebody's probably already been there and gotten the parking space...
© Copyright 1999 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 10-26-1999 01:23 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

As a true night person I will tell you there is beauty unseen by most in the Dark. Liked this very much!!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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2 posted 10-26-1999 01:32 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very well done. Night, with its coolness, beauty and silence, is much preferred over day in my book...but, as long as man fears the unknown, night will always get a bum rap. Good words.
Ohme
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3 posted 10-26-1999 01:38 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

I would not want to miss the pleasures of either day or night, like spending time in both. Very nice poem.
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4 posted 10-26-1999 09:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is lovely, RS. I enjoyed reading this.

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Denise
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5 posted 10-27-1999 01:00 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Robert, I wish I could find at least ONE thing to complain about here...I always have such good things to say - I don't want you to think I'm being partial because you're family !! LOL This is truly deep and beautiful....like the sea....I like this alot! You certainly belong here, writing and sharing....

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Michael
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6 posted 10-27-1999 01:10 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Ah, Robert, "though colorless, it still must be"...wonderful line. Night is quite tangible to some of us..a very palpable sensation. Love the poem.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


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