Treasure Island

Laiakini Waqanisau

(Suva, Fiji)

Night Time


Listening to the noises become quieter
Distant sounds become fainter
Birds in the desert find their resting places
To discover their already made nests
Glowing stars twinkle high up, moving in unison
So the people of the desert can tell the time in the night
Desert creatures awake to meet and dine under the stars
Night owls fly, desert rats scurry, cats glare in the dark to find life
Bedouins in their sturdy huts close their eyes to rest
This is the way of life in the night
Morning is near, mists are still there
Dew settles on sparse vegetation amongst emerging winter grass
In the cold desert night, life thrives and creatures drink the dew to survive
Tender grasses like sponges absorb moisture like sponges
Gods creation is amazing as we witness the night slowly breaks
Flickers of light in the East, Bedouins rise to welcome a new day

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem called 'Night time' by observing the way of life of the Sinai Bedouins, their tough environment, and ability to live in the desert. I wrote this poem in the desert of North Sinai.

I found it amazing that Bedouins can tell time by looking at the stars and ability to survive where water is scarce.

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