Treasure Island

Rani Turton


Nights, Like Knights


The length of the winter night
When, evening has just begun.
Nights, ere the morning comes
Nights for the mind to wander
As moonstuck it becomes

The lenght of the winter night
As the hours toil their way around the clock
Dawn will come: Slowly spinning earth,
Weaving, leaving, birth.

Now the clock has stuck four:
It goes on as it always has before.

The weary night, like a knight
Vanquished, and battlesore
Has laid down armour and lance
Has left, heart and mind to restore.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 23, 2013

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  • Khairul Ahsan (7/9/2013 4:26:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem.
    As the hours toil their way around the clock
    Dawn will come: Slowly spinning earth,
    Weaving, leaving, birth..... so beautifully described!
    The weary night, like a knight
    Vanquished, and battlesore
    Has laid down armour and lance
    Has left, heart and mind to restore.
    Marvelous thoughts, a joy to read. (Report) Reply

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