Turn The Light Back On

02 Dec

Sundown was sinking from a ridge on Holderness road

Inviting me, or so I thought, to turn off –my one light on.

(The one I had turned on, when darkness was creeping along).


I could see as I stared out from my large window—

 the only one in my cave— a dimming invitation

for a quick evenings celebration; honoring a season’s resignation.



I wanted to meet her –to greet her,

Before the winter moon rose to extinguish  

her completed season’s accomplishments.


I left the house in a goose down vest,

donning my formal Pendleton— wide brim’s best.

Without a thought, I walked many steps


going about my way.

Until I opened my eyes

on an illuminated path of autumn amber pine needles


glowing from the rising moon and sunlight’s sunset.

They met and greeted me with giggles and mutual song.

I caught their transition between darkness and dawn.


They kissed each other… as the moon

asked me— to go inside

and turn the light, back on.


Photo by RKG…  Holdernes Rd. Center Sandwich NH


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13 responses to “Turn The Light Back On


    December 4, 2017 at 10:13 am

    She’s worth the visit every time. What a romance.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rommy

    December 4, 2017 at 9:18 am

    The moment when day turns to night can be so enchanting

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mhmp77

    December 4, 2017 at 3:10 am


    They kissed each other…
    as the moon
    asked me— to go inside
    and turn the light, back on

    Yes, things should not be abrupt. It’s a good decision!


    Liked by 1 person

  4. thotpurge

    December 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    illuminated path of autumn amber pine needles… how beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Beverly Crawford

    December 3, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    What a charming adieu to passing autumn. So well written!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. sanaarizvi

    December 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Oh gosh! ❤️ This is such a delightfully eloquent poem! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. annell4

    December 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I have seen the path you described. Liked the way you wrote about it.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Donna@LivingFromHappiness

    December 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I love the darkness of late fall and how the moon and sun kiss as do winter and fall….and this poem captures these transitions beautifully!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Mary

    December 3, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    This is really a very touching poem!! I really enjoyed how you wove this tale.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sherry Blue Sky

    December 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Hello, my friend. I LOVE the view out your kitchen window………and so enjoyed this little ramble outdoors at the changing of the light – my favourite time of day, I think………I went out last night too and was surprised to see a full moon in the sky. Who knew? LOL.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    December 3, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Love the way you found light in the darkness.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. steadymeandering

    December 3, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Lovely poem. Sensational imageries :’)

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Paul F. Lenzi

    December 3, 2017 at 12:53 am

    what a wonderful view you have

    Liked by 1 person


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