Saturday, 2 February 2019

Love walking at night


I love walking at night
When a whole new world comes alive
Bats chasing moths and flies
Quickly, quietly flutter and dive

Owl watches, turns his head
A stranger in his world tonight
Head rotating, body still
This man is not good in his sight

So venture far from town
I walk on past the last streetlight
Horse whinnies in paddock
Young foxes yelp in friendly fight

Town's streetlights now far off
As streams rippling water I hear
A splash in pond is heard
I'll observe but not interfere

Creatures oft sing their songs
Invisible lullabies to send
Warnings and claims to land
Or sending love to a girl friend

I love walking in the night
When a whole new world comes alive
Cats chasing who they like
Slyly, quietly, pounce and dive

Image found at https://pixabay.com/en/man-the-hood-in-the-evening-brother-1688358/

18 comments:

  1. As long as the creatures of the night don't disturb, walking in the night without fright will seem right :)
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  2. I agree, it's a whole other world and experience when the sun goes down!❤️

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  3. How the same place can differ so much between day, and night. I like the way you have used such similarities between the first and final stanza, but but creating differing images. Thanks for sharing your poem.

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  4. I love the mood of this poem! There is something magical about walking in the night indeed.

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  5. I used to like walking at night too. I enjoyed reading about all who crossed the narrator's path.

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  6. A good night walk can definitely change your perspective.

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  7. I sometimes take an evening walk and you are right there is a sense of new life almost magical.

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  8. Yes, we have forced the creatures to the night. I don't think it was always this way.

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  9. Yes, the night does seem to awaken some of our most observant senses as well as creatures that like the darkness. Don't think I've ever walked at night but think I would love to - on a moonlit night.

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  10. There is that set of creatures awakened by the night... I imagine the claws and the teeth behind the gleaming eyes.

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  11. Nice write on a night walk and what might be encountered.

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  12. The owl with its body still a d head rotating is very interesting. For tbr creatures of the night will see all. Even what the human walking will miss
    Happy Sunday

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  13. Night life is another existence altogether. I enjoyed this 'walk'

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  14. Ah, this evocative piece reminds me of when I used to like that, too. Nights are not so safe any more; also I am less energetic.

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  15. I love walking at night, too - or, at least I used to. Great 'capture' here.

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  16. The best thing about night walks are the sounds.

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  17. I love the quiet on a night walk

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