Poetic Reflection on Meaning and Experiences of Night and Day

Night is a word for the time when the sun is not creating light on a place; or is night a place at a time when the sun is not creating light? Maybe it’s both. The fifth reflection of the 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections book reflected a poem called Night is a Part of Day that contemplated such thoughts and questions.

Night and Day Thoughts

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Reflection (Photo credit: Delox – Martin Deák)

Hi, it’s WilliamWolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

Here’s the fifth reflection from Marc Latham’s 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections; I hope you’re not out too late this weekend, but that you’re having a good time if you are; the first part of it follows on from Nepal sunrise memories of the previous reflection:

I have welcomed the sunrise
and dreaded it.
On mountains in the dark
the first glimmers of light
are a welcome sight.
On all-nighters when young
the first realisation of light
signalled beginning of end.
They were the same darkness and light
of the same day, which is basically just
the way our planet tilts towards the sun,
but I was in different situations, feeling
different things, on different sides of Earth.

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