Nocturne

Darkness.
And in that darkness, silence.
The silence of a thousand souls
Resting low their weary heads;
The silence of a million stars
Burning bright with thoughts unsaid;
The silence pressing on my ears
Calming down my restless brain;
The silence spreading through my soul
Brushing away both joy and pain.



Silence.
And in that silence, shadows.
The shadows spreading through the town
Blessing strays with space to sleep;
The shadows flickering in the homes
Where awake some laugh and awake some weep;
The shadows creeping up my arms
Comforting me with silent grace;
The shadows spreading o'er my soul
Cradling it in Night's embrace.