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The speed of the night .....

Updated on May 3, 2013

Spent lovers curl up together perspiring
dreaming of each others tomorrows
As he snores lightly she breathes shallow
and forgets yesterdays sorrows

The night watchmen dozes fitfully at his
desk listening to the sounds of conditioned air
His wife alone wakes from a night dream
and chooses a new color of hair

All the young men throw beer cans in the
bonfire and brag about the girls
While the girls comb each others hair in
nighties inventing new curls

For me .....I love the speed of night that alters
most of life to slow dances
Listen ....listen to the night sounds ...watch the stars
the planets take their chances

In the night an hour can take forever
and a moment last a day
Where imaginations play with cravings
and turn dreams into fore play

Dream-scapes ....a playground for
those who yearn of secret places
Visions of soft caress of cooing sounds
and the taste of moonlit faces

I have always loved the pace of the slowest night ......







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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      awesome.. Ed

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Ed,

      How do you get into my head? This is awesomely beautiful and a I violently shook my head in agreement through it's entirety. I too love the night, that is where the magic is, the magic of passion or the magic of sheer relaxation... it's like your one stop shopping center! :-)

      Cat

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Cat , Now that is a compliment ! Thank you for sharing that , everytime I touch someone from so so far away , well it's just such a nice thing to share ! Thank you for this ! It really means alot !....Ed

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely, and it is so true. Night can be such a slow time and gives space for reflection.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Loved this. I love the magic of the night. Passing this on.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Ed,

      Your words are always inspiring! Lately, I feel like you've been pulling the thoughts right from my head. I'm stressed to think I'm behind on some of your hubs... but I will find myself over to them! Thanks for writing about the wonderful things you do!

      Cat

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Hello Michael , Thank you my man !

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Blossom ! Maybe I'm just getting older , or lazier , or both , I love the serene hours !.....:-}

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Cat , your so sweet , Whats going on with the stress ! Be calm , centered , hugged !....Ed

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Ed,

      Aw thanks! That might've just worked a bit!

      Cat

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Come on Cat , You can do it ......smile right now young lady !....I know you want to !........hehe..Ed

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh so beautiful my friend and you are indeed one talented writer.

      Eddy

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Night is alright - but Day is where I play!

      lol..i'm a morning girl, Cowboy, but - that doesn't mean i don't love the deep mystery of the night!

      And you, of course!

      voting and sharing forward!

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well written my friend, enjoyed and shared! Keep these beautiful works coming.

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Hello my dear Eddyy ! You are so kind ! ...I've missed you , my bad !......Ed

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Ed,

      Yes... you brought a smile and it has yet to go away!

      Cat

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Gypsy , it is you that is up and awesome ! Huggs!......:-]

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Hello Karen ....hehe tease tease - Oh you're just playing with me ! .......but you make me smile every time !.....:-]

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Sky slave , I will , just for you !......:-}

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      Beth37 3 years ago

      I don't know where all that expression of feeling comes from. What most ppl inexpressibly feel, you seem to naturally and easily put into words. I am always impressed, never disappointed and always a little turned on by your work. Don't stop. :)

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Your smiling is important you know .....:-}

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Beth to tell you the truth I was always an introspective soul , a loner , quiet , comtemplative , and now that I write I babble on like a fool !.......llol...Its so nice of you to share this stuff ! I feel a kinship with you !...Ed

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