Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hymn to the Night

Wow, I am really feeling at a loss for words today.  Doesn't happen often, but I know it is something that happens to all of us.  Didn't want to 'not' post today, so I chose one of my favorite poems.  Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. I figured that  Miss Dawn had her say this week.  Now it is time for the ever peaceful Mother Night.

I heard the trailing garments of the Night
Sweep through her marble halls!
I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light
From the celestial walls!

I felt her presence, by its spell of might,
Stoop o'er me from above;
The calm, majestic presence of the Night,
As of the one I love.

I heard the sounds of sorrow and delight,
The manifold, soft chimes,
That fill the haunted chambers of the Night,
Like some old poet's rhymes.

From the cool cisterns of the midnight air
My spirit drank repose;
The fountain of perpetual peace flows there, -
From those deep cisterns flows.

O holy Night! from thee I learn to bear
What man has borne before!
Thou layest thy finger on the lips of Care,
And they complain no more.

Peace! Peace! Orestes-like I breathe this prayer!
Descend with broad-winged flight,
The welcome, the thrice-prayed for, the most fair,
The best-beloved Night!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I love you all and sure do hope you can feel the virtual hug I am sending today.


  1. cool cisterns of the midnight air...

    I am in love with that line Mary.

  2. (((((((Mary)))))))

    I love you too! :)

  3. Lovely... Lovely...

    And yes I do! Feel your Virtual Hug! Please feel mine back, to you. {{{{{{{{{Mary}}}}}}}}}

    Don't you just love all the little things, about Cyber? Like someone thinking-up how to send hugs, through Cyber? {{{{{{{{Name}}}}}}}} :-) Just that thought, makes me smile. The little things added to Cyber Life, over time.

    Gentle hugs,

  4. You always find the most lovely poems. Have a great day.