The sky is black, night doesn’t cease
silence is surrounding me with peace.
A few rare minutes without noise or fight
before the new day dispels the night.
One second blackness is complete
the next a shade of light’s to greet.
A lonely voice of one timid song
moves with the darkness all along.
A redstar’s voice it makes me smile
a swallow, a thrush and a robin add to the pile
of wonderful voices, a choir of delight
and the blackbird’s song is the end of the night.
The black of the night, turns in a very dark blue
it gets lighter and brighter without much ado.
It’s only a moment I’ve got to greet this new day
before the noise, yells, cars, the usual way.
But these moments are precious, a nature’s rare gift
when my darkness withdraws into daylight to shift.
A new day, a new light, a new start, a new chance.
This is the one, perfect moment of romance.
(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, March 2017)