Thursday, August 22, 2013

Night--By Elizabeth Wesley--Canada


I saw the sweeping skirts of night
Trail through star lit halls
I saw her garments rimmed with light
Where the night wind calls.

I felt the magic spell of light
Embrace me from above;
Pastoral presence holds the night
As I hold the one I love.

I heard sound of songs in flight
The clarion call of chimes
To rouse the resting place of night
Like some poet's pious rhymes.

On bended knee I breathed a prayer
To ascend in wondrous flight;
My plea now probes the midnight air
To fold the wings of night.

Elizabeth went through a period of darkness from memory loss after retiring. It finally ended and living was possible again. Finding poetry of the masters enticed her to write and she feels this was part of her healing process.


  1. Replies
    1. Is that you Terry, the one an only? So nice to gear from you and thanks for your comment!

  2. a beautiful read. a poem of sounds to. thanks for the share. ralph.

    1. Thank you Ralph, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)

  3. Dear Elizabeth,

    I'm glad to see people are enjoying your poem as I did. Welcome to Whispers! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


    1. Thank you Karen, the welcome is wonderful! :)

  4. Thank you, Linda Hurdwell,for the following comment--

    A lovely poem so well written and filled with artistic delight.

    1. I'm so golad you enjoyed it Karen, and thank you for your sweet comment! :)

  5. Thank you, Connie Marcum Wong, for the following comment--

    Your words enchant my senses Elizabeth. Every line a gem in this romantic Inspiring piece. Ahhhh, I look forward to reading more. Mahalo, Connie

    1. Dear Connie, we've been out of touch but It's so nice to hear from you. Hope all is well in your world and just want to thank you for your dear comment. Love, elizabeth

  6. Hello Elizabeth, People had told me how good your writing is and now I can see why! You certainly have a way with imagery and creative language. My favorite lines were: "To rouse the resting place of night Like some poet's pious rhymes." Truly this is a brilliant poem that is also uplifting. Just lovely, Elizabeth. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  7. Hi Carolyn, How nice to see you hear and read your lovely comment. I hope you are well again, I have not been visible lately but it warms me to find my old friend here leaving me a kind word! :)

  8. Hi Elizabeth,

    Wow! Carolyn Devonshire and Jack Horne had both mentioned your work to me as they are both fans of yours and I can see why. The imagery is so well done an inspiring write indeed! Look forward to reading more of your work.