Sunday, 7 October 2012

THE NIGHT

I like the night
even in the city
where the hum never quite goes away.
The noise is somehow different —
muted, perhaps —
from the daytime's
hive of
bees.

The lights brighten the places
where they shine,
but their blues and oranges
are not the natural colours
of the moon and sun —
and they add to
the light
pollution.

Yet those also
illuminate the way
helping us find
the places to step.
And, overall, they cast
a gentler mantle
on the
earth.

24 comments:

  1. The inspired Bear is my favorite Bear ... lovely writing!

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    1. Thanks Helen. I appreciate the thought!

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  2. I like this bear's poem.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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    1. Thanks for visiting and leaving a kind note, Janie.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Rachel. I keep looking for your northern poems, but seem to be missing them.

      Blessings and Bear hugs.

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  4. A beautiful poem...I tried to comment but am not sure it went through so I thought I'd try again...blessings and hugs my friend

    http://runningsurvivor.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shannon. I didn't notice you have left this note. Hope you arr doing well.

      Blessings and Bear hugs.

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  5. I don't know why I'm just clicking to get here. :) I'll slow down, stop by, and absorb sometimes.

    How nice that you have the poetic gift of expression.

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    1. Well, I'm not quite sure about that gift. But like anything else, either I grow it, or it will die. So I am choosing to write poetry; it's something new for me in retirement. Yes; you can teach an old Bear new ticks.

      Frankly, I didn't know I had it in me — and like you, people have been very encouraging!

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    2. You mean there's hope for ME? lol

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    3. Absolutely, if you follow your heart.

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  6. Nice going, each season portrayed in all its details.

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  7. ® rosaria williams: Thanks for visiting. I'm going to keep working on this.

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  8. Wow - your poetry is beautiful, Rob-bear!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment, Betty. I have a "part two" to this poem, which I'll post when I'm through the A-Z Challenge.

      Blessings and Bear hugs, Betty!
      Bears Noting

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  9. Thank you Rob-bear! Simply stunning poetry!

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    1. Thanks for your very generous comment, Betty. I il get back to writing poetry in May.

      Blessings and Bear hugs!
      Bears Noting
      Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  10. That must be the most beautiful bear poem I've ever read. I haven't read many bear poems, but still ... quite lovely! :)

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    1. Thank you Kristen. There is a part two to this, and perhaps a part three. If I can get everything settled from my A-Z Challenge 2013, that poem is the next thing on the list. Sadly, I feel like I keep meeting myself coming around corners. GRRRrrrr.

      Yes, I'm feeling very unsettled.

      Blessings and Bear hugs!
      Bears Noting
      Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  11. A fine bear poem, indeed. And if anyone has studied lighting upon the earth I would believe it to be a Bear, so this poem speaks the lovely truth.

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    1. Thank you, Lydia. In our apartment, as opposed to our house (previously), we're in the midst of a well-lit park. Here I can study night and dark, and imagine the subtle interplay.

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  12. You are paying attention to all that's important, Bear!

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    1. Thanks, Rosaria. You're very kind.

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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