Night Poems

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Saturday's Child
by Countee Cullen

Some are teethed on a silver spoon,
With the stars strung for a rattle;
I cut my teeth as the black racoon--
For implements of battle.
Some are swaddled in silk and down,
And heralded by a star;
They swathed my limbs in a sackcloth gown
On a night that was black as tar.
For some, godfather and goddame
The opulent fairies be;


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Little Rabbit
by June Clear

Hey there little rabbit why you look
so glum
Has that freezing carrot froze your
Little tum?
It's like a freeze box way out here
in this field so white
So why you eating carrots in the middle
of the night?
You cannot sleep sleep I'm not surprised
You must be freezing cold


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Lines Written As A School Exercise At Hawkshead, Anno Aetatis
by William Wordsworth

'And has the Sun his flaming chariot driven
Two hundred times around the ring of heaven,
Since Science first, with all her sacred train,
Beneath yon roof began her heavenly reign?
While thus I mused, methought, before mine eyes,
The Power of EDUCATION seemed to rise;
Not she whose rigid precepts trained the boy
Dead to the sense of every finer joy;
Nor that vile wretch who bade the tender age
Spurn Reason's law and humour Passion's rage;


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The Garden By Moonlight
by Amy Lowell

A black cat among roses,
Phlox, lilac-misted under a first-quarter moon,
The sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock.
The garden is very still,
It is dazed with moonlight,
Contented with perfume,
Dreaming the opium dreams of its folded poppies.
Firefly lights open and vanish
High as the tip buds of the golden glow
Low as the sweet alyssum flowers at my feet.


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by William Blake

The sun descending in the west,
The evening star does shine;
The birds are silent in their nest,
And I must seek for mine.
The moon, like a flower,
In heaven's high bower,
With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night.

Farewell, green fields and happy groves,


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Recent Night Poems
A Bang Up Sunset
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Gold birds at sunset
gliding ribbons of color
crowned by falling night
Far off visions in blooms lure
Beneath red firecracker stars

Cream moon's following
with determined velvet light
aiding dusky plight
Cherry red before they bed


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Echoes in the Night
by Seyi Ojenike

In the depths of night, I hear a song
A sweet melody that fills the air
It echoes softly, sweet and long

As the stars above doth shine so strong
My heart is lifted without a care
In the depths of night, I hear a song

It carries with it a love so strong
And though I cannot see her there


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by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Purple tinged late night
Vague shadows dance with the wind
and trees are silent
Secret undercover scents
wander near the still mountains

Golds reds and creams in
meadows of wildflower dreams
beside flowing brooks
The golden days are waiting


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A Place of Peace
by Oscar Auliq-Ice

In a world of noise and haste,
I find solace in a quiet space,
Where the whispers of the wind,
Are the only sounds that begin.

Amidst the chaos of the day,
I yearn for a place to stay,
Where the stillness of the night,
Is the only companion in sight.


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A Moment Too Beautiful to Pass
by Oscar Auliq-Ice

A leaf falls softly from the tree,
Drifting gently to the ground below,
Its journey ends, but it's free,
To dance and play with the wind's flow.

The sun shines down upon the earth,
Glistening on the dewy grass,
The world awakens with new birth,
A moment too beautiful to pass.


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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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