Poems about Night

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2011
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Night from a railroad car window
Is a great, dark, soft thing
Broken across with slashes of light.

"Window" by Carl Sandburg

Above us, stars. Beneath us, constellations.
Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies
like a snowflake falling on water...

From "Flying at Night" by Ted Kooser


More poems about Nighttime:

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Vachel Lindsay
It is portentous, and a thing of state...
At Deep Midnight by Minnie Bruce Pratt
It's at dinnertime the stories come, abruptly...
At Night the States by Alice Notley
At night the states / I forget them...
Breaking Across Us Now by Katie Ford
I began to see things in parts again...
Flying at Night by Ted Kooser
Above us, stars. Beneath us, constellations...
Hard Night by Christian Wiman
What words or harder gift...
Hellish Night by Arthur Rimbaud
I've swallowed a terrific mouthful of poison...
Here and Now by Stephen Dunn
There are words / I've had to save myself from...
Hymn to the Night by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I heard the trailing garments of the Night...
Last by Maxine Scates
At dusk the streetlights...
Late Night Ode by J. D. McClatchy
It's over, love. Look at me pushing fifty now...
Let Evening Come by Jane Kenyon
Let the light of late afternoon...
Meeting at Night by Robert Browning
The gray sea and the long black land...
Mother Night by James Weldon Johnson
Eternities before the first-born day...
Night Air by C. Dale Young
If God is Art, then what do we make...
Night Funeral in Harlem by Langston Hughes
Night funeral / In Harlem: // Where did they get / Them two fine cars...
On a Night Like This by Michael Teig
When he couldn't sleep and his sight got going...
Rhapsody on a Windy Night by T. S. Eliot
Twelve o'clock...
Sawdust by Sharon Bryan
Why not lindendust...
Ships That Pass in the Night by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Out in the sky the great dark clouds are massing...
Summer Night, Riverside by Sara Teasdale
In the wild soft summer darkness...
Summer Stars by Carl Sandburg
Bend low again, night of summer stars...
The First Night by Billy Collins
Before I opened you, Jiménez...
The Sun Has Long Been Set by William Wordsworth
The sun has long been set...
To Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Swiftly walk o'er the western wave...
Window by Carl Sandburg
Night from a railroad car window...

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