Into a Starry Night I Retire

Into a starry night I retire; 
I hide within its velvet attire
Whilst it whispers me lullaby
In a tender reminder of days gone by.

The music of the night soothes my worries; 
The moonlight quietly tells me sweet stories.
I let the night embrace me whole
As I succumb to its control.

I come alive in nocturnal hours.
The nightfall gifts me interim powers
To put into hurried words at night
What I can’t divulge in the daylight.

The notes of nighttime are poignantly gentle.
Nostalgic melancholy makes me tremble
With the acutely raw pain of memories past -
As vivid today as if time hasn’t passed.

Copyright: Nara Hodge 2017