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Bare Is the Night

O. M., Dale city, VA By Mckay, Somewhere, VA

I look up to the Night
And find the Night bare—
Starless, Cloudless, Moonless—
With nothing to wear;

The Night stares down at me
And finds me stripped of
Feeling and Emotion and
Heart and Soul and Love;

“I am acquainted with
The naked Night”—
I am bare of all that’s
Acquainted with Light.

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12 comment(s)
Great use of rhythm, and I love the last verse!
Mar. 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM • Report
thank you!
Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:56 PM • Report
I love the openess of the speaker and the simple bareness this poem invokes. It is as if both the speaker and the night he speaks of have been stripped down to their bones in the most beautiful of ways.
Mar. 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM • Report
I'm so happy for taking the time to read and finding it worthwhile. Thank you. And also, for taking the time to decipher it.
Mar. 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM • Report
I loved this poem! It flows well and the way you wrote it was amazing
Mar. 16, 2013 at 6:47 PM • Report
Thank you so much for the comment.
Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM • Report
I loooooove this poem! "With nothing to wear"... What an interesting phrase! :)
Mar. 14, 2013 at 9:06 PM • Report
Thank you so much. I love you for loving my poem. P.S. Is that creepy to say? lol
Mar. 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM • Report
This is amazing! I'll look at your other works. Please check out mine too
Dec. 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM • Report
Thank you for thinking this poem is amazing.
Mar. 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM • Report