10.13.2012

deep darkness so still you could hear
your heart in your ears pounding relentlessly
a rhythm soon met with the melody of 
crickets and bright stars and the solemn
movement of the wind through the trees, then 
the beat of an owl's wings and, suddenly the
backyard seemed so much larger than it had
in the hours before dusk had fallen

a reflection on my childhood backyard in response to today's prompt at dVerse

6 comments:

Kristina said...

So true! The darkness makes the familiar seem different and sometimes scary.

Brian Miller said...

ha....we grew up playing well into the night...and would play a game called midnite in the graveyard....it was like tag in the dark....and all the noises became so clear when you were out there alone and waiting...

Charity said...

yes!

Sabio Lantz said...

Amazing what the dark will do to an otherwise fun place. Well written.

Mary said...

Yes, sometimes the darkness in even familiar places can be frightening! Well expressed.

poemsofhateandhope.com said...

this has such great perspective, and so well observed...I love that i a child's eyes...fear can magnify the environment... I felt the pounding heart and heard the crickets in this