Thursday, August 18, 2011

Night Song

It is still dark.
The crickets sing with delightful abandon.
Outside, the moon is bright and casts
long shadows across the yard.
Cool air moves gently
and is sweet with the scent of
undetermined plants.
A parfum of the waning night.
I hear the trucks 
on distant highway,
hurrying to meet their driving deadlines.
They are a melody over the
relentless rhythm of
cricket-song.
Chirp--chirp--chirp.
They play their symphony
frantically, without fail.
The sky is slowly softening toward light
 yet Luna, 
so intense, 
She wears a halo.
It is a fleeting Autumn moment.....
To be gone later in the hours.
But for now,
I savor being one of the 
Autumn People. 



Pax....

16 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Autumn people, yes....already I feel a shift in the weather, small nuances, but summer is waning....xox Corrine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Same here Corrine.....yesterday early morning had that feel and smell of Autumn on the horizon~~ready to push through at any moment.
None too soon either!

XXOO~~
Anne

kj said...

anne! this is an amazing poem. you've set a scene that is so perfect for the last line admission you took my breath away.

you are one of the autumn people. good to know, don;t you think?

and anne: you are a poet. first class. i've known this from your banter poems with emily rabbit, but this one: rich and wistful and deep into the soul of things.


kj

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Karen,

Thanks!
This is proof I write better BEFORE COFFEE!!! LOL!
Was up very early yesterday and had the studio door open....just enjoying the dark and the long shadows cast by the very bright moon.
And then I slipped out to try and get a photo, and then this.......
Spontaneity.
Cool air.
Waiting for Fall..... :-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Robin said...

What a poem! Full of beauty and soul...(not as in *soul music*)....

I love La Luna.... wish I could have seen her - but you know why I couldn't..... today is - well, like yesterday, ant tomorrow...... grey.
But your poem bought glowing silver light to me!

I am an Autumn person too.....my favourite time of year...

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robin!

Either *soul* would work for me~~and I wish I had a higher res camera because that halo around the moon was bigger and pinkish-red! Beautiful!
Save the pic and put it in your window...then grey or no grey, La Luna is there shining on you!
Ah Autumn...hear our call!

XXOO~~
Anne

Karen S said...

Lovely imagery. Of course this is a time of day for which I have never intentionally been awake...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Karen,

Weeeeellll, DH had an early morning and left all the lights on...by the time I got back to bed,I was wide awake and thought oh phooey, stay up.
Now I'm glad I did!

XXOO~~
Anne

Silke said...

Am I hearing you all talk about autumn?! I think I live in a different world - it's as summer here as it gets! And will stay that way for at least another six weeks. Please enjoy those crisp mornings for me... Love, Silke

studio lolo said...

aaah, Me too, an Autumn person even though I am a Leo!

beautiful post Ms. Anne. My, now that I'm a working girl I'm always late.

And you ARE a poet ;)

xoxo
Lo♥♥

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Silke,

It is just breaths and tidbits of Autumn in the morning air.
If it's any consolation, we're right beck to somewhat cool but extremely HUMID this morning~~feels like weather coming in....pffft!

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lolo,

Late or otherwise, I'm glad you made it! I am not exactly a burning font of energy myself these days...LOL!!!

XXOO~~
Anne

kj said...

i've come back to say good morning! and to read your observant poem again.

good morning!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Goooooooooood Morning!!! :-D
Been in the cellar painting.
My hands are a mess.
:-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Beadwright said...

Anne this is just beautiful. However, I hope fall is not on it's way we just got summer two weeks ago.
Come visit my blog for a great giveaway
Nicole/Beadwright

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Nicole,

How about I send the rest of our Summer your way? And then Autumn can just waltz in.... ;-D
Be over by your blog~~thanks for stopping by!

XXOO~~
Anne

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