Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Night Rendezvous

A quick sketch of an idea for a painting of this experience
I love walking at night, particularly after it has been raining.  This night walk was particularly special and as such I really want to share it with the pub at dVerse open link night for this week, but it also seemed so appropriate for Gooseberry Garden's theme of 'new lives'.  Please, grab your favourite beverage, read here and  then head on over to the links for some wonderful poems and insights.

Night Rendezvous
Day’s tension fading, sure step will quicken
Farewell to the harsh glare of light
Rainstorm is passing, petrichor singing
Lemon gums perfume the night

Starlight is gleaming, a clean moon now waxing
The last clouds scurry away
Earth smiles, listening, timelessly soaking
Eve blooms from rain-cleansed day

Sheoaks are whistling, the path leading deeper
Away from the wide gravel drive
Lost leaves are sighing, caressing my footfall
Each sense intensely alive

A silhouette shimmers, forgotten oasis
Glimpsed on the night-darkened sand
Smiling, I greet him, with velvet he answers,
Blows softly and nuzzles my hand

He nibbles my sleeve, leans close in the darkness
My fingers melt into his mane
His scent fills my memory, echoes through decades
Sighing a timeless refrain

I am there, as a child, desperate for friendship
A subconscious search to be free
Strength, reassurance, gleams in his soft eye,
Waters the parched land I’d flee

I blink, pale moon pulls me back to the present
Her clarity pierces time’s hall
Risen as equal, grown from that lost child
Who died to that fierce inner call

In softening star glow, scented with damp soil
Companionable horse by my side
On moon’s bright ellipse my future seems poised
I am calm – no need now to hide

Communing in silence, horse satin, moon silver
The truth stands before me undressed
I see through those years, my loving Creator
Has wrought a new life that is blessed.


Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

This was a lovely poem, I love the rain as well. very vivid moment of after having a good rain.

Pat Hatt said...

Wonderful verse, like the upbeat feel to it, like nothing can get you down.

Anonymous said...

It is lovely how time with animals can awaken one to something universal. Well-expressed. K.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...some nice allusions to Aslan

Marbles in My Pocket said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Zoe. It reads like the walk you describe, slow and soft, then morphs into a moment of quiet reflection, and I can almost smell the wet grass, the horse. I thought I heard its heavy exhale of breath. And then the finish; it was perfect. I could see you smiling in the dark; maybe a tear traced down your face.
I'm sorry. I got carried away with this comment. I blame your poem!

Taylor Boomer said...

dreamy experiences shared, well done.

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