Approaching Night gently wraps
Her sequined cloak of glittering stars
Around a weary, troubled Earth.

Sleep now and Night will help to heal
The worried mind of anxious men
And respite bring to love rejected.

Problems of the day subside
Hidden in Night’s protective veil.
Come quickly Night and soothe all pain,

Refresh and make Man whole again,
Before the Dawn appears anew
Weeping once more her morning dews.

Night by Jean M. Lewis
© Copyrights reserved Jean M. Lewis March 2000