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Night Speaks

Updated on March 26, 2013
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Voyage of Life, Thomas Cole
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As night speaks,

I seek the solace

Of stars spun

From silver skeins

Upon the black tar sky.


As night speaks,

I lower my ear

To feel the pulse

Of earth

Slowing its arc

Into the whisper of starlight.


As night speaks,

My feet find the coolness

Of dirt between my toes

And the moment passes soon,

Too soon.


Sleep succors the stilled heart

While the still, quiet words of night’s peace

Imbed in a vacant corner of the heart--

As the moon sweeps away the hush of dusk

To make room

For the deepness

of silence.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2011

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      Tallgardener 5 years ago from Somerset, UK

      Loved it Audrey, you have a lovely, considered flow to your writing. You're my favourite hubpages poet! :)

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      -Crimmy- 5 years ago

      Very nice - I love this! Voted up.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your poem had a calming affect on me. The next time I cannot sleep I will come back and read this again. I'm not sure that a poem has ever had such an affect as this on me before.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you!! This write just flowed out easily--I wish they all did!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I know what you mean. Your is beautiful, loved it.

      Vote up and beautiful

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you writer20

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Another gem, Audrey! You're on a roll!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Will!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Very sweet and lovely. Good job!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Mary!

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Audrey, this is just lovely in the serenity and beauty of the night. I do love the late evening and know that moment when the switch flips. You have described it perfectly. Gorgeous.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Hyphenbird---this was a fun write for me--

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey, I love your poetry.. so flowing and beautiful... you describe with so full of emotion as I can hear the night speaking to me oh so lovely.. I voted up and beautiful..

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      charfaris 5 years ago

      Lovely poem, soothing. I think I may be able to sleep. Thanks

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey.. you are a poet.. your words just move..

      As night speaks,

      I lower my ear

      To feel the pulse

      Of earth

      I love your style Frank :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Deborah, Charfaris and Frank--glad you enjoyed and Happy Holidays to you!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      You have a real gift. This poem is fabulous. You use the most unique words and they fit so well. Bravo!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much tammyswallow!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this, Beautiful!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Always exploring --and happy holidays to you!

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Very nice, great feeling. Enjoyed it allot.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant Audrey.

      Take care

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Drtruthman--Thank you Eiddwen--Happy holidays to both of you.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I really liked this. I especially liked the skeins spun against the tar black sky and the cool dirt between the toes.

      A very nice poem.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Audrey this is absolutely beautiful!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Wow! This is a very deep and I can see the passion you put into it. Excellent poem. Thank you for sharing Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you homesteadbound, Movie Master and prospectboy---thank you for stopping by and giving it a read--happy holidays to all of you!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      audrey, your brilliance is astounding

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thanks Justin! You are kind! And thank you for reading!!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you're welcome, though I'm not being kind. I'm being honest

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Then I must say thank you again Justin--I love writing poetry and am fairly new to it--so I am feeling my way around it--

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I hear the night speaking.

      1 AM, Kathmandu

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      You strike me as a very empathic soul Vinaya--I commented on your poem, but read a couple of your other pieces--I expect that the world speaks to you

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Beautifully said. The silence that speaks at night. Thanks you for sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for stopping by and reading!! Much appreciated!

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Stunning. Love the imagery you have created with a few simple words. Seriously, you are so talented.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much! I appreciate the comment especially since I think you are so talented!!!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Absolutely lovely. You write with great beauty, depth, and consistency. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      To you as well phdast!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      could have fooled me that you're new to it

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      @ PDX--I started writing poetry about a year and a half ago as a way of passing time in between voice students--it has worked out well

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      I liked this poem very much. Your words has brought a new meaning to the word "night". Lovely poem. Voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Your poem makes me want to close my eyes and imagine I am under the stars listening to nothingness. Very beautiful

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ardie!!! I love the night--and find that it is so evocative in terms of imagery--Happy New year to you!

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      Godzangel 5 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      Beautiful this poem is sweet like a gentle breeze

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Godzangel!

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      AngelaFaith 5 years ago

      Beautiful beautiful.!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Angela!

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      I love this Audrey,

      So gentle, so peaceful.

      Great work!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much cleaner3

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      You paint such a peaceful picture. I'm almost tempted to go to sleep, but the night is my companion as I have trouble sleeping all the time.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Phillydreamer!

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      velvet53 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Lovely poem. It has such a flow to it.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you velvet53! Thank you for the read and comments!!

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      Govind Deepak Kumar 4 years ago from Andhra Pradesh,INDIA

      i love your each an every post of your's

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you deepak2u!

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      Justsilvie 4 years ago

      Peaceful and very lovely!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for your visit Justsilvie!

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      Break of Dawn 4 years ago

      Lovely group of words brought vivid images of the night speaking to me. Absolutely beautiful!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Break of Dawn! I am so glad that you liked this one!

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 4 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Thanks for your beautiful piece on the silence of night, Audrey! I enjoyed it so much for its resonating with my stillness themes that I also share in my hubs. So glad to have your presence in the community.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Quirinus! I am so glad that you enjoyed this piece

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Came back to read, no to savor this again. Absolutely breathtaking. Each word is perfectly selected and placed. Wonderful, wonderful poem. Blessings. ~~Theresa

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      molometer 4 years ago

      Awesome Audrey, says it all really, beautifully done.

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful work good words and well chosen.Thanks.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A beautiful poem, flows like a dream, great work.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Umm Umm Umm , audrey, audrey audrey ! This is perfect poetry or I don't know one thing about peotry ! One of those to read again and again. "from silver skeins" .......you're so awesome !

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful work! I love the peaceful meditative feeling it gave me as I read it. "Night's peace..." silence and the renewal that sleep gives us.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you molometer!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Deepak!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much tobusiness!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you ahorseback--sorry to be so slow in replying--I am deep in NaNoWriMo!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you xstatic!!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Ahhh. This is so nice and so lyrical.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hey Cyndi!! Thank you!

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      Sannel 4 years ago

      Audrey, I came back to read this very peaceful and beautiful poem of yours.

      Take care!

      Sannel

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Sannel!!

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