And Night

POETRY FORMAT, 18 Sep 2017

Emanuel E Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service

I was watching the mist with you

It spread over the brim of the cliffs,
Eaves that drooped and disappeared
Once the sun began to show

No use to climb, or try, again,
The angles had been shorn:
Better to lie and gaze for now,
The heights in their harmony,
We on our bed in the browning grass

Why move?

A thickness of stars
Pressed the questions out of us
And the tarn was close,
Its surface every bit a wonder
Giving back

To cross it led to nowhere new
Except for lifting up the oars,
Except for lingering: why not?

There was space between the circling trees,
Another stream, untrodden splintered paths
To choose when we had time
Enough of autumn chill and breaking days

And night, and night

Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, an American poet, novelist and physician who now resides in New Zealand. He may be contacted at


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2 Responses to “And Night”

  1. Gary Corseri. says:

    Garcia is a master poet of moments…, reflections…, and transitions….

  2. Edward Curtin says:

    Emamuel Garcia has written a poem of such beauty and meditative stillness that the reader is drawn to wonder with him. So gorgeous.