Treasure Island

Aditi Khandelwal

(December 27 1997)

A Night In The Woods


As I walk on the moist grass
Looking around in the pale light
At the flowers colored like rusted brass
And trees whistling in the lonely night.

Finding a place to sit alone was not too hard
Listening to the sound of insects and birds
More melodious than the song of the bard
With rhythmic beats from faraway footsteps of leopards.

For an hour shamelessly I stare
At the face of the dark sky
Interrupting privacy of stars and moon – the lovely pair
Can’t tear my gaze even if hard I try.

I start thinking of words to describe the scene
After sometime I give up reluctantly
When this beauty started to feel like a dream
I stood up and walked back home silently.

Submitted: Sunday, December 18, 2011

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  • Ansarali Nadaf (2/21/2014 7:32:00 AM)

    i see the maturity and happy to read, it is cold and bounded by the nice words, i do have more expectations on your last lines, (Report) Reply

  • S.D. TIWARI (3/3/2012 8:57:00 PM)

    Wonderful dream. Really words will be short in describing the woods and nights and you have made good attempt to describe night in woods in poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Harindhar Reddy (1/23/2012 10:07:00 AM)

    Wow! what a romantic poetry reminding me of Keats, Shelley, and Byron - the stalwarts of romantic poetry!
    I like the way your imagination went on by the by and how you stopped reminding me that man has boundaries but soul has nothing*
    Great poems of yours! Well done! 10+++++ an few smiles :) :) :) :) :) (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (12/26/2011 10:31:00 AM)

    For an hour shamelessly I stare
    At the face of the dark sky
    Interrupting privacy of stars and moon – the lovely pair
    Can’t tear my gaze even if hard I try.
    good to read (Report) Reply

  • Molay Toufik (12/20/2011 7:11:00 PM)

    my drear friend in first of all this poem is the best i think you should keep-it in that way cause truly it's very nice work and tanks for invitation it's sweet and honour
    sincerely Toufik (Report) Reply

  • Viraj Gupta (12/20/2011 8:53:00 AM)

    wow. i really like this poem. its well expressed. and its simple, but yet a good read. good work. (Report) Reply

  • Gita Ashok (12/19/2011 6:27:00 AM)

    This is such a stunningly beautiful verse, Aditi. I am delighted to read it. Thanks for inviting me to read your work. Keep writing. You are a talented girl. I wish you the very best. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (12/18/2011 11:28:00 AM)

    I have read your poem.this is really a good one, keep it up
    And I invite you to read my poems and comment freely
    Your comment is very important (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (12/18/2011 11:11:00 AM)

    I have read your poem.this is really a good one, keep it up
    And I invite you to read my poems and comment freelya (Report) Reply

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