NaPoWriMo : Day 17- The Night’s My Refuge

National Poetry Writing Challenge Day 17 to write a Nocturne. A nocturne is a composition to be played at night, usually for piano, with a tender, melancholy sort of sound. The nocturne should be able to translate this sensibility to poetic form.



My heart weighs a ton, the battle’s won,

The night is long, I await the sun,

I know not what tidings, ‘morrow shall bring,

Melancholy engulfs, the enemy crushed, yet my heart’s lost it’s zing…


The air is still, the road deserted,

My mind a frenzy, my thoughts distorted,

My peace threatened, I cannot breathe,

A longing deep, brews within and vows to seethe…


I rest my throbbing head, a forlorn tear escapes,

The moonlight pale, thro’ the skylight, gapes,

Shattering the darkness, a beam beholds,

And that one moment, a secret unfolds…


A gentle breeze blows, strokes me tenderly,

A night owl hoots, ” You cannot be lonely”,

I feel it’s presence, I see it’s shadow on the slab,

“The moon, the stars, yours to grab”.


“Stretch your hand and take your share”,

“Joys are yours, sorrows not yours to bare”,

“Listen to the music of the night, it’s soft, soothing melody”,

“My pretty, the night is long, rest awhile, bow not to life’s malady”.




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17 responses to “NaPoWriMo : Day 17- The Night’s My Refuge”

  1. thewritewomanblog Avatar

    Your poems are so expressive and full of emotions, Smitha. Simply beautiful!


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you :). Your comments are so full of appreciation. It encourages me to write more. Thank you so much Pranitha. Means a lot. XXX

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      1. thewritewomanblog Avatar

        Oh! you must! I am sure a lot of people will benefit from your thoughts and experiences, Smitha. It is a pleasure to read them 🙂

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  2. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    A sweet and poignant poem, Smitha.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Robbie🙂. So happy you liked it. From the Napowrimo archives.

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  3. Smitha V Avatar

    Reblogged this on What Life said to Me and commented:

    Sharing one from the archives again for those who haven’t read it. Have a wonderful week ahead!


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  6. Sudalai Avatar

    Beautiful words !👌👌

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Sudalai😊

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  7. Archana Avatar

    Fantastic as always…👌👌

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Archana, as always 🙂


  8. Feelings and Freedom Avatar

    Simply wonderful! Beautifully written Smitha.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Vandana for the appreciation. Its very kind of you.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. viewsofpreethib Avatar

    Woooowww beautiful write ❤

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Preethi⚘

      Liked by 1 person

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