William Jackson

Rookie (San Antonio, Texas)

Into The Night - Poem by William Jackson

Into the night
beneath the starry sky
underneath the full moon's light
along the windswept strand
I walked with you my love.

And all the while the surging sea
resounded with the rhythmic echoes
of the surf entwining and clasping herself
to the rigid but shifting shoreline,
each commingling with the other
in the froth of their coming together.

And the wind whispered longingly
through a stand of stark Live Oaks,
gnarly trees growing out of the ragged bluff
far above the sandy dunes of the seashore,
a gathering sculpted by century upon century
of its familiar lover's invisible touch.

And I cupped your face in my hands
as I tenderly kissed you on the lips
beneath the starry sky
underneath the full moon's light
along the windswept strand
where I walked once more
with you my love
into the night.

Comments about Into The Night by William Jackson

  • (9/5/2006 12:09:00 AM)

    This is old school romanticism. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/28/2006 3:04:00 AM)

    IT's just so wow and beautiful!
    how nature and love go hand in hand in this poem - a GEM!

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  • (5/26/2006 4:26:00 AM)

    Already posted one comment - but consarnit - you've obviously read 'Into the Night' - durn it, ya cudd'na made it plainer. (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2006 4:20:00 AM)

    Any poem that has a Live Oak in it wins my vote. Still, the title echoes that of the author of 'The Little Prince' - 'Voyage au fond du nuit' if memory doesnt' betray me - but it does, these days. Hope you didn't crash into the ocean.

    Just joshing, I quite liked this.
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  • (4/26/2006 11:18:00 PM)

    awwww so beautiful! love it.... (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2006 11:43:00 PM)

    Dear William, I once had a love, like what you sounded in this poem, and we visited the Redneck Riviera, and the Live Oaks of the Texas coastline, so gnarled and windswept in their beauty. You evoke the swelling emotion that comes with the tides, within our humanity, where our love grows. You charge your lines with increasing feeling, and by the last two stanzas, I'm in love all over again. You are too sweet, Phillip (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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