Night Lights

Loving the mystery of the night sky
and the silence of the hours
before dawn
I draw back the curtains
and let the beams
of starlight
fill my rooms

Perhaps every person
has a star
that sends a ray of light
to melt what seems
like a distance
between the skies
and earth

A smiling moon softens
the light years
of feeling
that showers us
with centuries
too soon forgotten

A nightingale outside
my window
sings of remembered
beauty
and a constellation
of roses appears
in the sky

Love can turn night
into morning
and melt winter
into spring
and spin the light
into a necklace
of stars

When the night lights
come on
and the stars
begin to spin
the secrets of love
start dancing
in our hearts