Bedtime Ritual

summer-sunset.jpg

 

Daylight slinks away in shame,

blushing all the while;

songbirds call the night by name,

flying single file.

Deer in dale and meadow pause

to make their grassy beds;

sun and moon exchange their vows

and nod their sleepy heads.

 

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19 comments on “Bedtime Ritual

  1. Very intriguing, Mel–I Like it!!

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Sweet and serene and, being summer, bedtime is late, I suppose.

  3. gimpet says:

    LUV this so much! Makes me ready for bed! I can imagine saying this to young children as they lie in bed, all sweet and clean and drowsy.

  4. I’m stolen away by the exchange of vows! Trustworthy !

  5. Debbie says:

    So lovely , Melody! A perfect little poem!

  6. This is really beautiful x

  7. elizabeth says:

    You are an amazing poet Melody.

    • melodylowes says:

      You know – I’ll take it! πŸ™‚ I really appreciate that, Elizabeth. It is one thing to write words that mean something to me – it is another entirely to have them resonate with others as well!

  8. I love that time of night its when our livestock in turned in to the barn and we can see the woods come alive with Owls, coyote, fox and bears. It can be quite interesting to watch.

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