harrison smith

Freshman - 993 Points (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Night People - Poem by harrison smith

Light shines on roofs made silver by the rain
Turned dazzling golden mirrors by the sun
As tiles some ancient armourer had begun
To fashion from a hard metallic plate,
And saw his image reflected as he wrought.
Although his blinded eyes would hesitate
To see and finish in the glare his gaze had caught.
As ever unprepared for day's full light
Cowering from brightness hiding in shade
We reveal ourselves as things of night.
Contented only if the sun should fade.
Conceived in darkness though in daylight born
We delight in evening but we dread the dawn.

Topic(s) of this poem: night

Form: Sonnet


Comments about Night People by harrison smith

  • (6/4/2017 12:43:00 PM)


    Thanks for your comments always helpful (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/4/2017 12:01:00 PM)


    As ever unprepared for day's full light
    Cowering from brightness hiding in shade
    We reveal ourselves as things of night. light, shade, darkness, human beings who seek and love to be in darkness and shade.......... all these points u brought into this poem....... darkness is only the absence of light.... tony
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  • Simone Inez Harriman (10/30/2015 4:42:00 AM)


    Beautifully penned Harrison. I enjoyed your poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (10/30/2015 4:31:00 AM)


    sometimes I like darkness too. it calms, hides. Nice poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2015



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