“The night stepped out” #poem #poetry #verse

The night stepped out 
Like a prima ballerina 
From the monumental shadows 
That reached the very heavens 
Concealed awhile 
Behind the great mountains of granite grey 
That separated the tranquil realm 
From the world outside 

And now ’twas the hour of nighttide 
When the darkness covered the benign pastoral scene With a canopy of star studded indigo fashioned 
And it set the great jewel of nighttime 
That enchanting orb pearlescent of much renown
High aloft in the firmament 

Above the natural boundary 
Formed by the rugged fortress 
Hewn into a mighty wall of lofty ridges
By the merciless of rains relentless
And gruesome gales grievous 
From the kingdom of ice inscrutable 
Into a glory of soaring escarpments a’towering
Of noble countenance benevolent 
That guarded the unspoilt idyll
From the merely curious 
As well as the malicious of ill intent pernicious 
Through the hours of slumber and rest 

Until a bright new dawn 
Bloomed resolute in the autoral east 
And the elegant night once more did retire 
Beyond the impassive elevation of stone 
Its repose restorative for to take awhile
~ d.a.simpson ~

Image: Grafixart_photo Samir BELHAMRA on Pexels 

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