Telling the Truth

connecting the dots of my life

Tag: Nighttime

Dancing across the sky

Dancing across the sky
Northern lights backdrop
the night and planet earth
bundled in white snow
drifting from tree to tree

specks of distant starlight
pierce a silky curtain
of green, magenta and blue —
primordial visitors
to winter’s boreal forest

I love the peacefulness of this photo. Then there’s the harsh reality of endangered boreal forests, and our need for them to remain healthy if we are to be here, too. Mostly, though, I love the peacefulness of this nighttime photo. For more about Canada’s huge boreal forest, check out this link.

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 30 January 2020
Photo of Northern Lights at the edge of Canada’s boreal forest found at

Night belongs to You

Night belongs to You
And creatures of deep shadows
Encircling my heart
Kindly taking their places
Guardians sent from above

Sometimes during the night I hear Smudge making a commotion downstairs. He’s making sure stray crickets or mice are stopped dead in their tracks. Otherwise, you see, they might come up the stairs and invade our bedroom.

I’d even argue that Lucy Pacemaker (I Love Lucy!) is one of these night creatures. Most lively at night, kicking and kicking my slow heartbeat up to something resembling a live human being.

And then there are times during the night when words from a hymn I love come flooding in. Not exactly creatures, but definitely guardians sent from above.

Today was strange. No internet until now (late afternoon). Instead of writing, I got some chores done, read from a challenging book about white rage in the USA (White Rage, by Carol Anderson, PhD), and took a chilly, enjoyable walk around the neighborhood.

Hoping your night is visited by kindly guardians of all kinds, even though you may not feel at peace.

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 14 November 2019
Image found at

screech owl call

Eastern Screech Owl Flying Through Trees

screech owl call

trembles in night air

chills my spine

* * *

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 6 January 2015
Photo credit:,
Image by © Joe McDonald/Corbis
August 1993, Pennsylvania, USA


day breaks


day breaks sun rises

offers light energy

hearkens toward sundown Read the rest of this entry »

I’m feeling down this evening.

Wondering what will become of me and all of us in the days and years ahead.  Generally, I love the night-time.  Sometimes, though, things weigh on my mind.  I’m in a bit of that overweight-mind-mood this evening.

This ‘light’ poem from Amy Carmichael put things in perspective.  It reminds me of Read the rest of this entry »

%d bloggers like this: