My Love,The Night

My Love, The Night

For you inspire both love and fear
and bring out darkest shadows and shades
For moonlight peeks through withered branches
and guides us to the dreamer’s land
For you have held clandestine lovers
in times of peace and times of tears
For you share the horrors day does not see
and shelter those souls light won’t keep
For stars will twinkle in innocent eyes
and bring us home to some place safe
For silence is its deepest with you
and cradles softly this poet’s sadness
For somewhere in this pitch called night
there is someone who waits for me

Danielle Shaeffer