On cool evenings, night seems to call to me... soothing me with caressing breezes and the sounds of crickets and streetlights. And, as the night falls upon me, the pink gold of sunset bathes me with its glow. What can I say but that it's beautiful, heartening, peaceful and hopeful...
The coming of night, the sounds of night, and the dreamy quality of experiencing the darkness are all part of literature. Night is that period from sunset to sunrise. The darkness sometimes seems to engulf everything with gloom or despair. Read on:
- Night - Percy Bysshe Shelley
- She Walks in Beauty - Lord Byron
- Meeting at Night - Robert Browning
- Voices of the Night - Henry Wadesworth Longfellow
- On the Beach at Night - Walt Whitman
- The Night Journey - Rupert Brooke
- At Night - George Edgar Montgomery
Discover the literature of night. How does night call to you?
In Night, Elie Wiesel writes: "The night was gone. The morning star was shining in the sky. I too had become a completely different person. The student of the Talmud, the child that I was, had been consumed in the flames. There remained only a shape that looked like me. A dark flame had entered into my soul and devoured it."
How does the night change you?