Tender is the night

The image shows a huge stone angel guarding a city within its two wings.
We see a huge stone angel guarding a city within its two wings.

Sun’s last liquid rays slip silently beneath a purple-clouded horizon, while birdsong fills the twilight air. Wings, skimming softly over a wide velvet lake, whisper gentle goodnights, and from night’s star-bright firmament, a pearlescent figure appears, bathed in lunar light.

angel’s wings descend
cocooning the sleeping town
in tender embrace.
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Image credit:  Kellepics @ Pixabay

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #112 photo prompt

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66 thoughts on “Tender is the night

    • I did know that, Andrew. I read the novel years ago while staying in the south of France. As you probably know, FSF took the title from “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats. I thought I’d borrow it too!

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