Sunday, March 14, 2010

Darkness Is For Dreaming

For a number of years I spent my spare time writing down poems and children's stories that danced though my mind. But several years ago I quit committing any of it to paper. I felt since I had no intention of publishing and didn't share my writing with anyone I could make better use of my time.. So I started an antique booth and begin quilting. Several weeks ago the following poem wouldn't leave me be so I did write it down. I hesitated about publishing it as I have never shared what I wrote even with my family. But somehow I am comfortable enough to share this with my blogging friends. So I hope when evening comes you will take a few moments to dream.

Darkness Is Made For Dreaming

As twilight steals on stealthy toes
My soul unfurls and stretches wide.
And waits with breathless yearning
For in my secret heart I know
That darkness is made for dreaming.

Be still my restless mind I say
Why must you always ponder.
Release your hold on
Things left undone,
Tomorrows list of worries,
And bitter words better left unspoken.
For darkness is made for dreaming.

Linger now on special moments.
Sun drenched mornings
Sparkling with dew,
Of lovely moments spent
On a warm garden bench, and
Slow dances on a moonlight night.
For darkness is made for dreaming.


Chatty Crone said...

Stella - I sincerely like that poem. I know exacatly what you are talking about - when you try to go to sleep - your mind is overwhelmed and how nice it would be for that to go away and dream.

Kissed by an Angel said...

What a truly lovely poem!! You are so talented!!

Kelly said...

I really like it and it is very true!!!
You should write your poems down, if that is anything to go by it is soo worth it!

Chatty Crone said...

I meant it - awesome poem!

Mimi said...

Hi Stella,
I love Poetry and that is so beautiful and heartfelt!!!
It is so true!!!!
The words are amazing!!!
Be confident in your writing, it is special, because it comes form your heart!!!Your family will treasure them!!!!
if I get back to st.Louis, we will meet up for sure!!!!
I hope to go visit MOM to move her back to warm AZ!!!!haha
happy St.Patrick's DAY!!!!
wear green, and pinch those who do not!!!!haha

donna said...

A lovely poem, Stella. Thank you for sharing it with your blogger friends.

It's so true that the darkness is best for dreaming instead of worrying about tomorrow's "to do" list.


Bearly Sane said...

Such tender thoughts, so beautifully written ... I think it's time to let this hidden talent shine.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hope sharing this lovely poem here gives you the courage to share your talent more frequently! I hope you didn't destroy the stories and poems you wrote earlier.

daylily777 said...

I love poetry & I always admire anyone with the ability to write poetry . Wonderful poem !