Bedtime Ritual



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.


Adieu to Today

Spectator am I, a witness to view

The evening ritual – knitting of dew;

Painting of destinies, darkening dreams,

Death of the daylight, refraction of beams

Which bow to reflect the Creator’s delight;

Adieu to Today – I bid you good night.