Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Poem Came Late At Night


The poem came late at night
Long after the world had gone to sleep
It had a quiet in it and a peace and a happiness
And it felt alone and easy
Blank and white as an empty page or a fresh fallen snow-
It had in it magic and mystery
And a rare kind of beauty
Words speaking to themselves easily and readily-
It came just so so soft and so so quietly
And with such beauty and such kindness-
Surely it was a gift
This poem of the night
And surely it told me
How I should forever love life more.

Submitted: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Edited: Monday, November 21, 2011

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