Learn More

Steven Federle

Rookie - 52 Points (1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

Abaude: Night into Morning


We lie under high arched windows
awake in the deep winter night
and gaze on the tallest trees
glazed in silver light.


They reach up to the radiant moon,
their fingers spread bare and plain,
raised in silent prayer
after December's cold, hard rain.


Your face is bathed in these holy rays,
and I fight sleep; I cannot turn away
from truth so deep as the moon beaming
through our wintering trees ardently streaming.


But I close my eyes for a moment, then see
dawn drawing azure from night's darkest seed,
and the trees' golden limbs rising on high
to praise morning's vaulting blue sky.


So I arise and turning to you I see
how night flows to dawn eternally
and to the resurgent world restores
the spring of our never-ending joy.

Submitted: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Listen to this poem:

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

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 (Abaude: Night into Morning by Steven Federle )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. (Adi Sankara) 07 Sankara's works, Rajaram Ramachandran
  2. (Adi Sankara) 06 A Guru was found, Rajaram Ramachandran
  3. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. She Came to Me, Md. Ziaul Haque
  2. Life Begins Again, Md. Ziaul Haque
  3. A Good Soul, Md. Ziaul Haque
  4. Best Wishes My Love, Valentine Mbagu
  5. Relativity And Love, Sambanath Denis
  6. 2014, Joseph Archer
  7. For violating state law, Cyndi K. Gacosta
  8. De optelsom van al het Kwaad, Madrason writer
  9. Summer, Jordy lustig
  10. Once More, Ahmad Husain
[Hata Bildir]