Somanathan Iyer


A dark night with no moon


Far from the lights
Far from the village
A lonely shed
In the middle of the fields
Me and two others
Guarding a harvest
Climbed up the balcony
For spending the night
Darkness everywhere
We had our torches
Ghosts like trees
Howls of jackals
Sleep was evading
Fear in some corner
Lying on our backs
We watched the sky
Studded with stars
The sky was bright
Some twinkled bright
Some looked faded
Some appeared red
Some appeared silver
Shooting stars
With lightning speed
From west to north
East to south
Constant and thrilling
The process continued
A gentle breeze
From the top of the trees
Kindled our bodies
Soothing our senses
With a pleasant feeling
We slipped into sleep

Submitted: Thursday, December 05, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A dark night with no moon by Somanathan Iyer )

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]