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


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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