insomnia (not always a bad thing)

insomnia sometimes
brings gifts

if I had not opened
this porch door
at 2 a.m.
& stepped outside

my skin would not have held
unfiltered moonlight,
nor would I have seen Venus
almost as bright as that moon
just now skimming the tips
of the trees of my valley


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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43 Responses to insomnia (not always a bad thing)

  1. George Ellington says:

    If only my waking nights could be so luminously greeted.

  2. Wonderfully identifiable to me ~ there’s something special about solitary experiences such as this that can be shared … or not … at whim and will 🙂

  3. davidtrudel says:

    Is it because we don’t want it to end
    Or because we fear
    The dark
    Keep it going
    Don’t let it stop
    You’re an angel of the first degree
    So we step out on the front porch
    Or the balcony
    Look at what’s obvious
    What isn’t
    What’s not
    That’s all there is for now
    That’s all there is to see

  4. Dewey Dirks says:

    Very nicely written Susan. What happens by happenstance is sometimes the best of all 🙂

  5. Ian Moone says:

    nicely written, and we all know how far I am willing to go to glimpse a perfect moon

  6. Green Speck says:

    Amazing poem once again …. your words really linger long after I have read them !!!

  7. Seb says:

    this is a good thing!

  8. unfetteredbs says:

    you’ve captured that 2am feeling superbly Susan. Sometimes it is like Heaven..a gift of peace.(sometimes it is like being damned to hell.. the bottomless tortuous bowels)

  9. you certainly made the best of it!

  10. Patricia nyandoro says:

    That’s a good one!
    I get to ” talk” to my mate.

  11. Trent Lewin says:

    Lovely. I am terrible with planets, stars etc so I got the Planets app for iPad, I now finally know what’s what. Thanks for a wonderful poem Susan.

  12. nelle says:

    The night sky, always a captivating sight.

    A couple of aural Venuses in memory…

  13. What a wonderful sight you beheld! Aren’t you lucky? 🙂

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