A Country Night


As stars glisten against a black velvet sky,
A gentle breeze plays a wind chime melody,
Setting into motion a night of entertainment. 

Cicadas sing in the old oak trees,
A Coyote howls on a nearby hill,
While bullfrogs contribute a nocturnal serenade. 

Sounds of creation fill the cool night air,
A song that only nature can sing,
An orchestra of music on a country night.  

Suddenly – the breeze stills,   
A blanket of silence covers the night,
Calmness so quiet you can hear an ant crawl.   

It’s intermission!

© 2016 Susan J. Harris