Even the Sun Surrenders


Even the sun surrenders to the night,

as young lovers dream of colors streaming

through fountains,

and ducks nestle into their feathers,

while frogs take over the serenade.

A cloudless sky prepares

for the victory of fireflies

while the lake embraces

the reflection of stars

and the moon,

those softer lights. 


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies


The Dakota Night Sky

from pixabay

They say that the stars are closer in the Dakotas,

even brighter

than in any sky you’ve ever seen,

and that God can hear your voice

in the night


when you whisper.


Poetry © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Image from Pixabay