Night creature

In the night hedge
Where shadows cluster
And weave their midnight webs
I heard a sound
As if something moved there
And caught a flash
Perhaps of eyes
Perhaps of teeth
Or maybe nothing,
Just the dark moving
Of leaf and branch
A flame of light
Caught in a raindrop
Or perhaps eyes
Perhaps teeth.

This is not an official challenge, but Jane Dougherty posted this picture, and I got caught up in it. the_story_of_the_sun_moon_and_stars_1898_14778865395

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3 thoughts on “Night creature

  1. That’s exactly the kind of feeling I get from this illustration. It isn’t your usual idea of what the surface of the sun must be like, much more earthy and otherworldly at the same time. I like the use of the half-seen and half-imagined. Just like peering into a deep pool.

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