hmm interseting idea for a poem. the title dove me in. i usually read poems by their title , and this one was great!!
the first stanza was good, sweet rhyming, and the metaphor of the lonely walker clicked. but i think there's some problem with the last line "ready to take her flight" there should be a 'to' after take, anyways if there os a purposeful intention behind it then its all right.
the second stanza is quite all right, it builds up on the first one. my advice would be to keep on building. for eg, what is the secret no one knows and why do the creatures of the night want to know it?
thats how i work at least, but then in the end its too big, so i would suggest you make a character sketch of the lonely walker, her motives, her secrets, her reason for walking alone, and then try to put that in poetic format. what say, huh?
anyways, the first two stanzas are good already. tell me if you change the ending. ok?
walking is such a release, and such a way to become familiar with yourself, normally compared too relaxing and finding yourself, so thats one way you can take it. But i see your going more a for a darker approach, and i love where your going with it, so with time i think it will come... i live in NH too! woohoo... first one on elite that iv met.
have someone join her. we were never meant to walk this world alone.... better yet, have her find something not nescissarily someone. for example writing and music are my "walking partners." prayer comes in handy, but i dont know if you are a believer so i wont suggest it. i hope this helps. good luck!