Haibun, Poetry by Sarah

Night Falls

Daytime is ending. Autumnal sunset colours the sky. The moon rises to salute the end of the day, but only by half. As the first star shimmers through the dying light, I breathe deeply; inhaling the gathering night. Birds roost, curtains close and golden glows emit from houses. A stillness falls across the neighbourhood, disturbed only by the symphony of crickets. It is a soothing, calming time and I embrace the dark. Relishing the quiet; coaxing it into my mind and body.

my soul manifests
in earth’s resplendent shadow
wondrous creation

By Sarah ©2018

Image credit Andre Ravazzi via Unsplash

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – Wonder; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, 7th March 2018 – Use That Quote. Quote: “When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” (Mahatma Gandhi)