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Night

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Silence is broken

Torn open

By the hoot

Of a solitary owl

And the quarter moon

Exposed

Unclothed

Slides

Tries to hide

Behind a cloud

In the sky

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©DGA 18 January 2012 06:13

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

28 thoughts on “Night

  1. The kookaburras are guilty of the same thing here!

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  2. I didn’t know that, Barb. Will google them, thanks!

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  3. And so the birdies keep us awake 🙂

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  4. Sounds travel so much better in the summer, nice poem Denise.

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  5. The beauty of a revealed moon and the hoot of a secret admirer… 🙂

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  6. The hute startled the nood mune! 🙂

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  7. Took my breath away, Denise. I love the peace of the night.
    With me when I was young, it was distant church bells chiming the time,
    or if it was foggy, I would hear foghorns from the River Humber about five miles away. Oh, yes, and an occasional owl!

    Thank you.

    John

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    • The night is as beautiful as the day, John. Maybe not as glamorous… but it has its own appeal. I love the peace and the sound of church bells and foghorns, owls and nightjars too… Thank you too.

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  8. great imagery. Sometimes I have no problem hiding behinds a cloud as one follows me blocking out the sun

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    • Clouds can help a lot in keeping the sun at bay, Carl. Unfortunately here in this country the sun can burn you right through the clouds. Probably happens there too. Thanks for the comment.

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  9. Very timely Denise. Just saw a naturalist’s talk on Owls last night.

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  10. What a beautiful picture you have written here, Denise!

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  11. Have you seen that footage of Picasso painting on a pane of glass? A few strokes and a perfect picture emerges effortlessly.

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  12. very interesting piece!

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  13. *smiling* at this nocturnal thriller, Adee – it would make a great intro to a gothic novel 🙂 – we have a resident owl in the bush near our house – I hear him if I wake in the middle of the night and it’s a strangely comforting sound

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  14. I really like the image of the moon unclothed. WOW. That is spectacular!

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