Nights In The Garden

poem by: Cecilia Crasto
Written on Aug 01, 2016

When sleep eludes me I stumble from bed
Escape to the garden to clear my head
Surround myself with night time wonder
Still my heart and cast worries asunder.

To gaze upon a star spangled sky
In their twinkling light to see God's eye
Looking down at me in my restlessness
His creations abound and all becomes bliss.

A balmy night perfumed roses in bloom
Why stay cloistered in a darkened room
To bask in this glory and await sunrise
As colors blend and tint the skies.

The sound of birds herald a new dawn
Thrilling my heart with their raucous song
Industrious bees flit from flower to flower
Gathering pollen new growth to empower.

Stars slowly dim and soon fade away
Imperial sun will now rule the day
Dew covered grass in morning light
I need no sleep amidst such delight.

The land around us grows smaller and smaller
Replaced by buildings much bigger and taller
To be close to nature is a wondrous thing
It lifts the spirit and makes the heart sing.


Tags: Inspirational, Imagery, Rhyme,

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Christopher Russon commented:
I really like this poem.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Christopher, I am a keen gardener.
Sea High commented:
Beautiful imagery and a great sense of rhythm that makes it easy to read and suits the tone
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Sea High, I try dispel the myth that poetry is boring and has no place in today's world.
Tony Anderson commented:
Great write
Godfrey Georges commented:
beautiful. i am captured.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Godfrey, that is kind of you.
Patrick Lean commented:
Good poem has a beautiful rhythmic rhyming flow.
Geoffrey Brewer commented:
One of your best, Cecilia. Lovely images, well constructed with meter rhyme and rhythm; positive and uplifting. Very well done!
Geoffrey Brewer commented:
One of your best, Cecilia. Lovely images, well constructed with meter rhyme and rhythm; positive and uplifting. Very well done!
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thanks Geoffrey, humbled to receive such praise from the Guru himself.
John Pegg commented:
An uplifting poem which I enjoyed very much. As a poor sleeper (though it doesn't bother me!) I can relate to many of the points in your poem.
Nicho Mose commented:
paradise, home and where we belong...closer to nature. neat, write on.
Maria Williams commented:
What a beautiful way you have in describing this garden of yours, it calms the mind to be in Nature's Embrace. Very well written Cecilia.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you to everyone for your kind comments, it means a lot.
D'Vina Ramirez commented on Oct 01, 2017 at 7:49pm
This painted a beautiful picture in my head.
Chris Cleverly commented on Oct 03, 2017 at 3:09am
Wonderful poem. from the horrors of insomnia to the beauty of nature, from dark to light. lovely read and another well written piece. thank you for sharing
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented on Oct 04, 2017 at 9:22pm
Beautiful poem Cecilia....a clear star spangled night sky really is a sight to behold.....makes you realise how small, and insignificant we are in the this poem...
Milton Robertson commented on Oct 06, 2017 at 1:43am
Outstanding. Inspirational, love the rhyme, peace of mind.


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