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eerie evening

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Fears

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I saw a light in the woods tonight

low, through the tangled branches of spruce

and the crowded stems of fir

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white in the dark –

a gleam where only night should stir

like the lamp of a stranger, lost

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but the glow was steady and still

and in less than the catch of a breath I knew

all I saw was the rising moon

beyond the hill

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I heard a cry in the woods tonight

soft and low through the tangle of spruce

and the thicket of fir

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a moan in the dark

a sob where only the wind should stir

like the frightened tears of a child

alone

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but the cries held no human word

and in less than the catch of a breath I knew

the wail of a wildcat on the prowl

was all I heard

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Copyright  Jane Tims  1990

Written by jane tims

October 31, 2012 at 7:29 am

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