Starry Night

Resting on a rock, before the glowing black sky,
The tall grass hides me from the shimmering moon.
A hawk swoops for its prey and takes prize near by:
Beyond this wall demons lurk to bring me to my doom.

Among these reeds, though, they stand tall and brown;
No skyward eye can find me – this creature of stealth.
Lost beneath these crags I know secret truths drown,
Only hidden in this darkness, can I find deeper wealth.

But before I can bring myself back to night’s evil,
The black shimmers; a shooting star in the sky.
Alas, I couldn’t make my wish ’round these people –
Like truth, my tears drowned and faded – a lonely sigh.

Beware the eye in the sky

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About gnarlyoak

"Nestled sporadically over great and endless knolls, devoid of life during dry summer months, the oak trees of Los Altos Hills – so numerous around my home – speak to me in an unheard language. Like any person I am the sum of my successes and failures but unlike the masses I have heard the language of the oaks – I found meaning in their forgotten voice." - Song of the Oak
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8 Responses to Starry Night

  1. what a wild spread of view and then craft of the scene.
    nicely done.

  2. Naomi says:

    Powerfully brooding, Ryan, and evocative pic. I love your blog name and header too 🙂

  3. Jamie Dedes says:

    Agree with Naomi. Well wrought, Ryan. Fine work. Poem on …

  4. Paul C says:

    That search for truth comes from the elusive depths of nature. Well done.

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  6. Jingle says:

    simply beautiful..

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