Night Poems

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Duino Elegies: The First Elegy
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
hierarchies? and even if one of them suddenly
pressed me against his heart, I would perish
in the embrace of his stronger existence.
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure and are awed
because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
Each single angel is terrifying.
And so I force myself, swallow and hold back
the surging call of my dark sobbing.

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A Red Palm
by Gary Soto

You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
Until you yourself are breathing that way
With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.

That's hours later. The sun is a red blister
Coming up in your palm. Your back is strong,
Young, not yet the broken chair

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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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A Fragrant Bed
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

asleep in a bloom
on the lake of pearl moonbeams
water lily dreams

green frog in black night
drifting in rock-a-bye dark
where stars make their mark

moonlight tiptoes soft
on cool petals of the pink

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Dis Poetry
by Benjamin Zephaniah

Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops
De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots
Dis poetry is designed fe rantin
Dance hall style, big mouth chanting,
Dis poetry nar put yu to sleep
Preaching follow me
Like yu is blind sheep,
Dis poetry is not Party Political
Not designed fe dose who are critical.
Dis poetry is wid me when I gu to me bed

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Recent Night Poems
A Fragrant Bed
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

asleep in a bloom
on the lake of pearl moonbeams
water lily dreams

green frog in black night
drifting in rock-a-bye dark
where stars make their mark

moonlight tiptoes soft
on cool petals of the pink

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Tango of Darkness
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Fragrance night, spicy
Breeze tangoes near tomorrow
to green world stage raves
Howling blues stir lilac dark
Starlight, whistling in the park

Clouds keep on drifting
in times of vanishing moon
It's nature's wild dance
a sultry summer tango

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Why?
by Kailey Norris

Why does the sky stay lit after a sunset?
Before a sunrise?
If the light is below our horizon,
how is it still seen?
Where does the black of night come from?
When does a star go from invisible to shining brightly?

11/10/23

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Mirabilis jalapa
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

All the hot summer days I am found, sleeping late in my bed,
Dreaming of dusk and getting beauty rest, before sunset red;
For I'm an opal night owl, my scent blooms open all night long.
I am called Mirabilis jalapa, or four o'clocks, adoring birdsong.
I am yellow and deep pink stripes, beloved by hummingbirds,
And grape sun butterflies, when time seems to go backwards.
I keep a daily appointment with destiny, at about four o'clock,
As I love pearly moon more than sun, when dancing in my frock!

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One Summer Night
by Pijush Biswas

Summer night, bright stars and the Moon;
All, in tiredness, look into where their secrets lie
And drinking water seems to be boon
To all livings, or ambrosia nigh, -
Beneath the shades of coconut leaves
Or, half-opened homes all rest in haughtiness
Of the century's hottest summer,
And enjoy mangoes those it gives.
Although the summer lashes it's hammer
Upon the candle-like minds,

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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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