Nightime comes alive .......

Beauty ....the sunlight in the balmy woods
of day ...all quiet as the world of nature rests
and rest they do
The least movement in the twlight hours
as I sit along a stone lined
heaven
Now just at dusk a charge of energy
lifts on a gentle breeze
And every living thing breathes it in
as a drink of darkness
inebriates gentle lives
I too..... come fully awakened
as the small animals begin
thier chatter
And back ....way back deep ....in
hidden dens the predator too
lifts the heavy lids of eyes
And then comes fully awakened
No other animal see's him .....
but feel him they do..... like the
icy hold of winter
The nighttime comes alive and the predators
the prey and the night
become one

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Good Morning Ahorseback,

You have such a way of masterfully creating a beautiful description of nature. It is so calming and lovely.

Thank you,

Sunnie


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Sensational!!! Gosh, I've really missed reading your beautiful Hubs...And, your new profile is fabulous too--certainly made me want to venture more...These words are easy to admire!!!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

That feeling at dusk is a tingling. You captured it well ahorseback. So many yearn for the night and so many other dread it. I, myself, love it with the coolness and mysterious shadows. Sometimes I go out and just stand there at 2 or 3 am, feeling the hush. What a lovely poem you have here.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Night time is indeed a time for activity. I can see the evidence on my patio, little foot prints, your heavy eye lids brought a vision of a snake..YUCK, I'm terrified of them. I enjoyed your reflection of the night. Thank you..


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

A beautiful contrast between night and day.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sunnie day ! Thank you for that !....I think if I could give anyone anything ,especially today , then a moment or two of serenity isn't to bad!..:-} As we all give that here , maybe we can spread it !.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Maggie may , I hope all is well up there ! And I'm only glad to share with you all. Thank you!....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphen , Yes , I love to "listen" to the silence of our universe in the night , the stars , the planets . The nightime is magic!...Thank you for sharing.:-}


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

The predator.."No other animal see's him....But feel him they do.." Once when walking in the woods I came up on a Red-Tailed Hawk who was on the ground patiently waiting for a rabbit to get closer. My intrusion spoiled the hunt for him and ahorseback I swear it gave me a look of disgust before taking off. Awesome poem, you captured nature at night perfectly.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi ahorseback, nightime beautiful described.

I love being outside and absorbing the peace and nature at dusk, it's an inspirational time of the day.

Voting up/awesome, best wishes MM


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b. Malin 5 years ago

The Prey and the Night become One...That is such a Striking Ending, so well described in Nighttime comes alive. One can't help but feel all the Raw Emotions of this Poem.


Marina Lester 5 years ago

The magic at dusk is something else, and you write of drinking natures song and nectar always so well. I can taste dusk...


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always , thank YOU!I watched a couple of kids playing with a bug one day , screaching and jumping, made me laugh , and now you with your 'yuk"! lol....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , I do love the contrasts between , thank you for being...!:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Alastar , Sonds cool , and familiar. Yes they think like we do , yet they know more , muchmore!.....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

MovieMaster , as always , I am glad to share , thank you so much!....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

B Malin , you are very insightful! But you always are !........:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marina Lester . My young soul sharer , Dusk like fresh water quenches something deep inside!..Good to see you !....:-}


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

ahorseback..as always; all your words are enchanting; all your descriptions add magic to magical environments, and the longing which is evident in so much of what you write...and the ability you possess to paint the most vivid of pictures through your eyes; gives your reader a broader and more colorful view of our world.


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samiaali 5 years ago

Hi ahorseback, They are both so beautiful aren't they- both dawn and dusk. This was lovely! :)


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Ah, so very lovely...the pics as day turns into night follow the flowing poetry perfectly. As always! Thanks, ahorseback.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lucky Cats , Now thats a really nice compliment ! You are always so full of praise ,thank you for that !.......It good to see you and I hope all is well in your home changes......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Samiaali , You are so right about that , being a military girl , I'll bet you were up pretty early most days. I do love both but sunset is probably my favorite.....:-}Thank you


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , Thank you so much , are you ready for our north country winter ? .......Get out the shovel......:-}


PJ Jones 5 years ago

I love this! Sometimes after a date, I would ask my friend if we could stroll thru the cemetary, only at dusk. I always felt very peaceful. Once a date told me, as it got darker..he felt the peace, at the same time he felt danger (left over from childhood boogie stories)it made him feel strangly alive. Love ya!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

PJ Jones, Ohhhh, I dont know if I'd walk there with you!!!.....Just kidding, I would ! There is nothing wrong with standing among the souls of those nearby ! And in this world or the next , there is still a spirit that shares something with us ! Go there , go there until you know something new, something clicks inside and you still walk away at peace.....:-}

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