NaBloPoMo#29 Nightingale’s Cradle

cropped-july-2009-10511.jpgNightingale’s Cradle

Blue haze in the distance,
painted pale above the hills.
A golden ball of brightness
bounces off the rustic rills.

Eagles fly so high above them
blending with the twilight sky.
Do the mountains know my feelings
when I laugh or when I cry?                                                                                                                                                                                      DSC_0130

When the morning wakes with yawning
shadows on the mountainside,
and fog fingers move so gently
cleansing eyes where tears have dried,

then I see the purple splendor
hanging from a hidden veil,
and I gaze upon a cradle
rocking baby nightingale.

English: Nightingale nest in Acheron river Ελλ...

English: Nightingale nest in Acheron river Ελληνικά: Αηδονοφωλιά στόν Αχέροντα ποταμό (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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