Outside in the dark

justamjustam Posts: 19,909
edited March 2013 in Poetry, Prose, Music & Art
Outside in the dark
on a beautiful night
looking up at the heavens
one can feel the longing in the air
I hear the cicadas and the distant hum of traffic
but it doesn't disguise the potential for more
I hardly ever sit outside in my courtyard at night for
the beauty is almost too painful to sit in alone
no one else is interested I guess!
but, it tends to make me think of sleeping under the stars and
that's almost too much to bear when no one else cares to
I imagine that's the appeal of stepping outside to smoke some nights
I remember my grandparents sitting together in their chairs on the patio on summer nights
I'd see the glowing cigarette tips and hear them softly talking together
it's being out IN it
the night air
the beauty!
one can be happy during the day
but, there's so much potential in that evening air
I wonder why so few people notice?
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  • donnaruhldonnaruhl Posts: 1,966
    justam" said:
    Outside in the dark
    on a beautiful night
    looking up at the heavens
    one can feel the longing in the air
    I hear the cicadas and the distant hum of traffic
    but it doesn't disguise the potential for more
    I hardly ever sit outside in my courtyard at night for
    the beauty is almost too painful to sit in alone
    no one else is interested I guess!
    but, it tends to make me think of sleeping under the stars and
    that's almost too much to bear when no one else cares to
    I imagine that's the appeal of stepping outside to smoke some nights
    I remember my grandparents sitting together in their chairs on the patio on summer nights
    I'd see the glowing cigarette tips and hear them softly talking together
    it's being out IN it
    the night air
    the beauty!
    one can be happy during the day
    but, there's so much potential in that evening air
    I wonder why so few people notice?
    Very nice. And I'm with you there. So quiet, so beautiful. Good Job!
  • justamjustam Posts: 19,909
    Thanks. :)
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    Love is still the best state to live in.
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  • looloolooloolooloo Posts: 347
    Yes! Similar thoughts the other night while I gazed upwards...it was cold, I was barefoot, waiting for my dog to do his business. He had longed finished and was waiting for me at the gate by the time I stopped staring into the clear night sky and Orion's belt. Well done!
    Sun sets on this ocean- never once on my devotion.

    "If I had this guy's voice, you could all kiss my ass." --David Letterman
  • justamjustam Posts: 19,909
    Thanks for reading it loolooloo. :)
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    Love is still the best state to live in.
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