She quietly crept upon me, pushing Day off to the side,
Opened wide her black silk arms and wrapped me tight inside.
With twinkling eyes, she watched me, from far above my place;
Her gaze broke up the darkness as she looked down on my face.
To some she’s dark and cold, but with her, I feel at home.
Although she brings the sinking sun, I never feel alone.
For once I’d like to hold her close, just as she holds me,
In her diamond-studded darkness, I am the tree draped in ivy.
I will dance my way to her embrace and raise my voice in praise
For when it is her time to shine, she ends the hectic days.
But now as Dawn approaches, her time with me escapes,
And all those she had laid to rest must rise and be awake.
So for the moment, she is chased away by the harsh light of the dawn,
But Night, in all her beauty, never stays far-gone.