The Night Watch

Keeping night-watch
By a silent stream
Stars spilling
Like glitter
From an open hand
A lavish marquee
For choirs of katydids

Tired children sleep
By a dancing fire
Snug in cocoons
Sticky sweet
With chocolate hands
Marshmallow mouths
And memories

Earth holds its breath
As the flames leap higher
Reaching for the stars
Melting me
Into a sense of
Simple oneness
With everything

About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of four. 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator, Was married for 60 years to an Architect in Middle Tennessee.

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Love, Nature, Parenting, Spiritual and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love your blog! So glad You told me about it. Thank you for your time and stay warm!

    Jean

    Sent from my iPad

  2. I like it.Thanks for sharing here!
    Nice to read such kind of post. Really i love this blog.

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