Night Poems

Popular Night Poems
Still
by Wislawa Szymborska

In sealed box cars travel
names across the land,
and how far they will travel so,
and will they ever get out,
don't ask, I won't say, I don't know.

The name Nathan strikes fist against wall,
the name Isaac, demented, sings,
the name Sarah calls out for water for
the name Aaron that's dying of thirst.

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Lament
by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bit
And the black spit of the chapel fold,
(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),
I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,
The rude owl cried like a tell-tale tit,
I skipped in a blush as the big girls rolled
Nine-pin down on donkey's common,
And on seesaw sunday nights I wooed
Whoever I would with my wicked eyes,
The whole of the moon I could love and leave

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Dream Variations
by Langston Hughes

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me-
That is my dream!


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Exposure
by Wilfred Owen

I

1 Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us ...
2 Wearied we keep awake because the night is silent ...
3 Low drooping flares confuse our memory of the salient ...
4 Worried by silence, sentries whisper, curious, nervous,
5 But nothing happens.

6 Watching, we hear the mad gusts tugging on the wire.
7 Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles.

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Dutch Lullaby
by Eugene Field

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,--
Sailed on a river of misty light
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring-fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we,"
Said Wynken,

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Recent Night Poems
August Evening
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Pink, gold and purple
at the verge of baby blue
Soft, twilight birdsong
Flickering fascination
in the glow of green fireflies

Weary day gives way
to cool night's diamonds and pearls
and pervading scents
Lush evening, dripping colors

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A Blanket of Diamonds
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Golden stars tell the story, of still, night's glory,
Twinkling and flashing, in the hours of dreams,
Long after the dazzling sunset, a black cherry,
Full moon's lovely as it's pouring, satiny cream.

Twinkling and flashing, in the hours of dreams,
And filling the night with a kind of black magic,
Full moon's lovely as it's pouring, satiny cream.
The smooth lakes and soft moon flowers gleam.


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Barefoot Tangerine Moon
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Barefoot in luxuriant grass, luscious, pearl moonlight falling down,
In the golden season of sensual thrills, in the hours without sound,
Underneath the tempting tangerine tree, eating of its fragrant fruit,
With the stars dancing to tomorrow, by enigmatic, invisible routes.

Barefoot in peaceful dreamland, caressed softly by romantic moon,
When the ebony world lies in waiting, for the yellow canary's tune,
Barefoot in tangy tangerines, in the warm, soft, wandering breezes,
In the darkest hours of sleepless night, when it seems time ceases.

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The 'Still' of the Night
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

I was for long an active art enthusiast, with a special passion for still lifes,
As the roving, scarlet sun, develops late passion for the bustling nightlife.

I was ofttimes in large art museums, and I had traveled this whole world,
Always looking for another beautiful work, like lustrous moonlight pearls.

I zealously hunted lovelies by day, but I was a wide eyed, night owl, too,
As bright meteors turn into shooting stars, then disappear from our view.

My fabulous family shared in my zeal, and we often compared artworks,

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Conversations in the night
by Joseph Valley

Stars sneer aloof down wanderers in walk
Through memory archways, on pathways of dirt
Those guides flare vexed by the twists in their stalk
As heart roots dyed carmine and violet flirt

What is the force that moulds souls to fuse tight?
How fares the heart if that solder is cracked?
Does a man linger when death snuffs his light?
What gives him meaning in his final act?


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Popular Famous Poets about Night
  • Robert William Service
    Robert William Service (154 poems about Night)
    January 16, 1874 / Preston - September 11, 1958
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson (92 poems about Night)
    10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling (85 poems about Night)
    30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay
  • Sara Teasdale
    Sara Teasdale (76 poems about Night)
    August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States
  • William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats (73 poems about Night)
    W.B. Yeats] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke (54 poems about Night)
    1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (54 poems about Night)
    5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman (54 poems about Night)
    31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States
  • Eugene Field
    Eugene Field (48 poems about Night)
    2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States
  • Vachel Lindsay
    Vachel Lindsay (46 poems about Night)
    November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931 / Springfield, Illinois
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