Wednesday, December 21, 2011

longest nite

1st day of winter
and the shortest day of the year
some find that dispiriting
me i love it

i love the cold
northern california cold
not canada cold
and arctic snow

when i left work this evening
a wind kicked up
blowing clean the cold dark air
and i was in love again

i wonder if there are any poems
that explore night in a way
i experience it
protected and enveloped

there are plenty of pieces
that experience terror of night
or that blurry fuzzy 3 a.m.
feeling of isolation

i mean for me
walking home in the dark
being awake in night
is a source of great pleasure

and comfort
i was doing my best to remember
any texts about night
that share my pleasure of the dark

i'm sure they exist somewhere


At 10:00 PM, Blogger Jim K. said...

Ah...the Pacific makes the
cold fresh. Loved Monterey.

At 10:28 PM, Blogger richard lopez said...

monterey is great. we were just there last month for a long weekend. but there are so many eco-systems and weather patterns in california. i like the valley cold just fine. in fact, it's very cold tonight, just around freezing with a high wind and dry air. the stars are especially bright.


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