Bottle the Night

Bottle the Night


Do not be afraid
Of darkness so deep
Shut your eyes soundly
And drift off to sleep

Like lightning bugs
On a starless night
We flicker and flare
As our souls take flight

And we'll capture the moon
In a little glass jar
And bathe in the glow
Of a distant star

We'll fear not this darkness
Nor dreams that may fright
We'll cast spells of love
And bottle the night


Words: ©2017LCR
Image: No Claim
Submitted to: Real Toads - Moon Moments

Comments

  1. Oh Lori, I like this so very much, what a novel theme, very clever. And I relate, but in a negative way. I do not like the dark. When I was small we lived in the country and had an outhouse toilet. At night I needed my younger sister to walk there with me in the dark, she would carry a light. Even now I sleep with the bathroom and the utility room lights on. Your last lines are wonderful,
    "We'll cast spells of love
    And bottle the night
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    But even here I would have those dim lights and hopefully some from the muted TV.

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    1. I love the dark but always fall asleep with the tv on. But the dark in the country seems darker than most so I understand your fear entirely! Thank you so much!

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  2. Such a lovely lullaby! The rhymes provide it a nice rhythm, turning it into a song for/of the night. :-)

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    1. Thank you! I did like the lullaby feel to the rhythm. :)

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  3. This has me imagining the moon as a firefly, and thereby all fireflies being mini-moons too. :)

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    1. What a great thought! Now that's what I'm imagining too! Carrying little moons everywhere they go!

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  4. This is such a fragile and intimate poem. I love it.

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  5. Bottling the night....a lovely idea.

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    1. It would be great if it help me sleep!

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  6. Your bottled night lullaby is atmospheric, Lori, and I love the thought of capturing the moon in a little glass jar!

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    1. Thank you so much! It would be nice to catch a bit of moonlight!

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  7. Bottling the night...a wonderful thought.

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  8. The moon in a glass jar - how magical!

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  9. This needs to be set to music. It's so sweet.

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