My secret love affair… with the night

As I grow older, I’m falling more and more in love with the night. Is it the darkness that I love or the silence that it brings? Is it the glow of the night lamp or the solitude?


Ah! the night is here,

How I love it so-

I, the silent spectator

It does the talking;

Moaning dogs, honking cars

Chirping crickets, screeching tires

Behind closed wooden doors,

And open glass windows

I hear, the incessant hum

The day is done; the night has come


Ah! The night is here,

How I love it so…

I, the keen observer

It does the painting;

Orange moon today, midnight blue skies

No sign of stars today; clouds in streaks, guise

Black crowns of trees, twinkling lights

I watch in amazement, I behold the sights-

A throw over my feet, a bolster for my back

A melodious silence,  seeps in and stays


Ah! the night is here-

A silent spectator

Its watching,

Me; unwinding

A keen observer

Its listening,

The buzz of my unbroken breathing

My heart’s unceasing beating

Every ebb and flow

In the lantern’s  soft glow.


Ah! The night is here

How I love it so…


Copyright© All Rights Reserved.

9 responses to “My secret love affair… with the night”

  1. Abirbhav Avatar

    Ah, Night..!! How much do I love it.. 😍
    (except the dogs and noisy cars of course)
    I mostly like peace and tranquility. Night time gives the appropriate amount of such a quiet ambiance to think, work and enjoy..!!
    If you so love nights, please do visit the places beyond the Arctic Circle during December. A pitch black darkness and serenity will certainly entice you beyond doubt.. 😊
    (Have mentioned about it in one of my posts, hope you read it.. 😉 )
    Lovely read.. Thanks for sharing..!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh yes – the dogs! They do bark endlessly here. Arctic circle – another one on my bucket list – to see the Northern lights in Iceland. Do share the link of the blog that you’re referring to.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Abirbhav Avatar

        Barking stray dogs are the least of the worries for a pedestrian or a 2Wheeler rider in India. They snarl, jump, chase and attack. Please be safe.
        Sure.. I am sharing the link.. There is more than one post actually:


        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Will take care Abirbhav. Thank you for the heads-up. And thank you for sharing the post.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Abirbhav Avatar

            Glad to help..!! ☺️
            Eager to hear about your feedback..


  2. loisastwood Avatar

    Loved your poem – the skies are indeed wondrous – I tend to see the rising sun more as I get up very early – but there’s nothing like a starry night. Thank you for sharing – blessings Lois

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much for your kind words and blessings🙏. Am so glad the poem resonated with you. I used to love early mornings once but these days it generally means- get out of bed and begin the day with loads to do🙂. Hence the love for the night.


  3. Margie Avatar

    Very nice poem!
    I too love the night!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Margie so much. Since you love the night too, am so happy to know you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply. I love comments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: