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
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?

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.

Comments about this poem (Night Time by Laiakini Waqanisau )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. ode to ayodeji, ademola oluwabusayo
  2. Changes change what?, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  3. You are an angel, salma. torrez
  4. Stillness, SALINI NAIR
  5. Cleared Of Negativity, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  6. Silence breaker, SALINI NAIR
  7. I Died in My Dream Last Night, Monk E. Biz
  8. Jelousy, Karen Thornburg
  9. Knowledge with Wisdom, Joseph Narusiewicz
  10. voice of thee, binod bastola

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

I thought of you and how you love this beauty,
And walking up the long beach all alone
I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder
As you and I once heard their monotone.

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]