Thursday, March 31, 2011

Civitate Nocte

A brief respite from the rain as night falls in my city.

The lights send out warm glows, softening that which by day is gritty.

Time slows; a sign beckons towards spots were friendship grows.

Laughter, talk, and the hurried footsteps of a passerby are all things that play across the calm of the evening sky.

Stately buildings stand guard as they have done for years; witness to never ending cycles of joy and tears.

I observe endings. Of the day; of the month; perhaps of things unseen. I drift along the way, content to be exactly here; in this scene; as night falls in my city.

This Just in! This post is now a participant in the Smiley Sociology Study #5 NaPoWriMo 2011. Check out the others at the host site: Smiley Sociological Study #5 NaPoWriMo 2011


  1. Love the blue of the night sky...


  2. Jess, thank you...Make that trip up here!

    Karen, thanks. The sky turned out that way, despite it being basically dark and cloudy...I like it a lot to! Welcome to the blog...

  3. Your photos are stunning and I love the blue sky! You live in a beautiful town.

  4. Beautiful photos Paul! The colors are vibrant and taking them at night adds extra mystery to the scenery.

  5. The stately building, is it a Pub?

    Great pics P


  6. beautiful..I love the color of the sky...also the lights strung up in it a cozy feel.

  7. I'm so glad you linked this in! I definitely think your narration is poetic. The pictures are amazing. :)

  8. Hey everybody! Thank you for stopping by and thank you again for all of your kind responses. They go a long way towards motivating me to keep this up!

    Also, I have linked this post into Rachael's "Smiley Sociological Study #5" so click on the link above (bottom of the post) to see some great poetry and fun!

  9. Beautiful photography! I hope you keep posting your work.

    Regards, Mari

  10. P.S. I'm following both of your blogs.