The night twines its webbing between leaf and twig,
Catches the moons rays as they are cast,
Frees the capped moisture from petal and bud
and looses Milky Way stars.
Eyes in sleep, now open and blink,
Buds once closed to sun and blue sky,
Open and bloom against the blackness of space.
Green blades sway, rustle and break,
when critters of night wake.
Reflected imagery cast upon lakes mirror
Ripples and shimmers as the creatures beneath stir.
Spouts erupt with life.
Shy of sun’s rays,
Star petals open, releasing their fine silky spray
Out from the banks
Nervously they crawl
To swim in moonlight
And rest upon mossed stones.
Backstroke, breaststroke ripples the bay
Frog kick ceases
On pads they lay.
Screeches, caw’s, moo’s and baa’s
Herald nights treasures
Carving new paths.
Roars of a distance echo in valley’s
As once those forgotten; extinct and sullied
Embrace the nights dance
Well hidden from man
Thriving in secret
On new lands.
As the sun ray’s break
Life in valleys shift
Silence hovers over morning.