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When Night Falls
by Carmen Ruggero
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Night fell heavy on the city,
exactly fitting my mood…
exactly as I sat feeling empty;
and simply waiting to die
because my rhyme was spent,
nothing more to say or do
but close my eyes.
And as I watched night
settle behind the buildings,
I heard a distant sound,
a discordant tune
amidst night’s false tranquility,
sang by an errant breeze
and it spoke to me
of things I didn’t understand
or didn’t want to hear.
Nothing left to say or do,
but close my eyes.

But night forced itself into my slumber;
it took me down a road unknown,
and into a valley
where dreams roam free
and randomly chose to
make me see things the eye denies,
the mind, cannot conceive.

There was child, along that road,
abandoned at some point in life;
out there… amidst dawn’s lavender clouds.
She smiled and stretched her arms.
A young one I vaguely recognized,
and then she looked right at me
and there was verse
and rhyme in her clear gaze,
and like a whisper in the night
I heard it swiftly whisk by me
and then I understood:
A poem, a poem I am…
I am with no beginning, I am with no end.
And morning came to me one more time.

. Carmen Ruggero 2007

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Reviewed by E. Richardson
this is a grand narrative...excellent flow and rhythm...I love the way you blended both the magic and spirituality of nature in this.
Reviewed by Rose Loya
Beautiful, just beautiful. I walked down that road with you as I read, I probably walk it more than I'd like to think. Thank you for the inspiration of one more morning.

Reviewed by William Bonilla
Inspiration comes and goes
just let it flow

Peace & Love
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Solitude and despair and dawning and hope -- wonderful realization, it is in life.

Reviewed by Dale Clark
Outstanding Carmen! I loved this. Great visions.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Wonderfully descriptive and meaningful verses, Carmen. I was fully drawn into the beauty of your narrative and the inspiration behind it. Love the contrasting scenes here. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Thank God for each "one more time" that inspires you to write poems like this Carmen! Splendid! A Keeper for sure, thank you!;-)

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
What an outstanding write dear friend, you've woven a beautiful tapestry with your wonderful imagery allowing the reader to see the story not only read it! Always a pleasure to stop by!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

Outstanding imagery and flow... "When Night Falls" glows as a page to enrich POETRY. A true poetic feast under the music of Euterpia and approval of ERATO.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Wonderfully meaningful, Carmen. This speaks to the depth of "me." Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh most outstanding imagery....wonderful offering!!

Happy Easter Sis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kathryn Collins
Oh Carmen what a joy to read your poetry again. This is an incredible poem. You are, indeed, the yarnspinner. This may not be a yarn at all. You have spun from the empty night a picture of many "like a whisper" in the night. So many are poems waiting to come.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Night lasts for only a moment; hope comes with the rising of the sun and words. What a beautifully imaged poem; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by J M
This is so beautiful and meaningful... I Love this part especially.
"A poem, a poem I am…
I am with no beginning, I am with no end.
And morning came to me one more time."
Your poetry is always ezquisite each with its own classical touch of grace..

Blessings and a Blessed Easter,
Reviewed by Art Sun
Very nice work...the flow of this piece places one within the same settings of your thoughts, an enjoyable read to place reflection upon....

enjoyed.....Art Sun...
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Yup, like it or not, you're in eternity...
Vivid poem, I could see the whole scene..
Reviewed by Pier Tyler
Vivid and interesting. I like this one.
Reviewed by RD Larson
You write so eloquently and honestly. I treasure every word that you write, Carmen. And morning shall come more than once . . . . until you are a very old old grandmother. And your poems and writings will always be. Always.

Keep writing always. For your work is so heart-touching and mind-wrenching that your readers love you; love your work.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Your poetry rhymes with the flow of the day. Dreams clear out the cob webs to leave your mind free to write more beaurifully than before. Enjoyed this much.

Be safe,
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