Saturday, December 18, 2021

Poem: This Good Night

This Good Night

In the eye of the storm,

In the center of the plight,

Melodies of peace emanate,

And we are enveloped in light.

A joyous note rings out,

From four corners all harken,

Rays of hope brightly permeate,

Voices of stars sound through cold’s bite.

We remember to love,

We open ourselves to change,

Standing strongly, with all reckoned,

With blessings right within our sight.

Holy season is near,

A babe sleeps among the beasts,

We ask him for peace, protection,

To guide us safely this good night.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful New York State Adirondack Park.


10 Responses

  1. ADKresident says:

    Very nice! ✨

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Many thanks for your kind read & comment. Happy, Healthy, Hopeful Holidays sincerely wished to you & yours.

  2. Lovely poem! Thank you 😊

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Thank you so much Asitha for your kind read & words. Happy, Healthy, Hopeful Holidays wished for you & yours.

  3. Noel A. Sherry says:

    Hi Annette, thanks for this special poem, leave it to you to offer a poem for each season. Love your poetry, and this one that offers good hope as the Covid season extends its un-welcome, and with your direct allusion to the original reason for this holiday, ‘the babe asleep among the beasts,” who reminds us of a deeper soul peace so needed in today’s times. Thanks again.

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Hi Noel good to hear from you! Thanks for the gracious read lovely interpretive words. Happy, Healthy, Hopeful Holidays wished for you & yours.

  4. Jim says:

    Thank you, Annette — “A babe sleeps among the beasts”

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Hi dear Jim and thanks so much as always for reading and feeling the essence of this poem.
      Hope all is well there & Happy, Healthy, Hopeful Holidays wished for you & yours. Sending love.

  5. francis nolan says:

    Nice poem. Thanks. Merry Christmas!

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Hi Francis & thank you so much for your much appreciated read and words. Happy, Healthy, Hopeful Holidays wished for you & yours.

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