Shailika Reeves

Rookie (8th of September)

The Heartbeat Of The Night - Poem by Shailika Reeves

The candle flame flickers
Like a gentle flare.
The huge shadowy masses it creates,
Moves vigorously across the floor
Having soaked the room into darkness.

Through the barr'd window,
Along the winter's bay,
Nature's beau in darkness, and
The sky in its glaucous coat can be seen;
And the swaying branches against it.

The leaves rustle against the zephyr,
The strange croon of the stray wind;
The chirping crickets;
Every tick of the old senile clock,
The heartbeat of the night.


Comments about The Heartbeat Of The Night by Shailika Reeves

  • Kimberly Hilliker (5/6/2010 8:47:00 PM)


    Nicely written poem. I enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/6/2010 8:28:00 PM)


    Very nice poem, I especially like the 3rd stanza. Only thing I noticed was it should be either 'mass' instead of 'masses' or 'move' instead of 'moves' depending on which you prefer, but besides that it has a very nice flow to it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 8, 2010


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