6 thoughts on “Night’s Visitor

  1. OldenGray May 22, 2015 / 1:10 am

    Very well described Lillian. Your descriptions are always rather moving. Wonderful!


  2. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack May 22, 2015 / 10:33 am

    Morning Lillian.
    A little teary-eyed am I. I read many horse books as a child and I am thinking of them now. Beautiful poem. Sometimes it’s nice to have happy tears in the morning (just as long as they don’t spill into my coffee).
    You know what’s funny – last night – I prepared a post about a fawn that doesn’t survive – not sure when I’ll post though. I usually write pieces as I think of them and don’t post them in order.
    You have a beautiful Bostonian weekend. May the writing muse bloom in every flower you see 🙂

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    • lillian May 22, 2015 / 10:58 am

      Good morning. Well, salty coffee…..I’ve been there. This poem had an odd beginning….reading Ted Kooser’s (former poet laureate) The Poetry Home Repair Manual….and was finishing the chapter on writing from memory. The death of our long time friend German Shepherd came to mind…and I’d just read some poetry about horses….the two combined and this poem. came. The photo is on a night in the Baltic Sea — very very close to the summer solstice where the night had this red streak across it. At the time, I didn’t think I captured the sky’s being at all….but as I looked through old photos, for something to pair with this poem, it just seemed to match in terms of Night’s Visitor. In someways, I hope death’s visit does look like this. Okay, too deep for a morning coffee chat! Yes — enjoy your weekend also!

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      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack May 22, 2015 / 12:03 pm

        Never too deep, especially when one is sipping coffee. It was a lovely piece, Lillian. You creatively captured the powerful emotions you describe above. I adore German Shepherds. I’ve had many GS friends and have a handsome fellow now, a most excellent pal named Rocky.


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