The Good Darkness

by Fotoula Reynolds

Words of poets
Hundreds of years
Dead hum melodically
Under the stars

The night owl
Is perched in
The old oak tree
A wise light

Mother said
The sky is black
For eyes to rest
So keep your
Dreams alive
Till morning
That’s why the
Sun rests

The mystery of
Night time keeps
The thunder of
Excitement near

As fears vanish
The child sleeps
Under the twinkle
Of a little music
In the good darkness

Fotoula Reynolds is an author of poetry. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia with her family. She began writing poetry in 2016 and has published her first book of poems titled: The sanctuary of my garden (2018). Her work appears internationally in anthologies and e-zines.