Being of the Night

Being of the Night
I am a being of the night
My energy rises when
By moonlight
And starshine

I love, especially
The quiet time
Between the daytime creature’s
Return to slumber
And the nighttime creature’s

The time when the moon dances
With the evening star
While the sun’s influence
Wanes to nothingness
On the western horizon

In this time I find peace
And hope
And resolve
Which brings me
To the night’s work

I fight through the day’s weariness
Let the words flow from my fingertips
Even as my head nods, my eyes close
All defenses down, and open to the inner voice

I free myself from ego and inhibition
Turn my inner ear to the ancients
Who ask me
To set their words down for eternity

Reef Point
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2015

A response to Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge. The challenge this week is, Night.