"Sunset in the Yosemite Valley" by Albert Bierstadt‘A Lifetime’ and Other Poetry by Ann Christine Tabaka The Society July 31, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 8 Comments A Lifetime Day drifts into evening Evening into night All around me darkness With only stars for light Dawn awakes the morning The morning burst into day The cycle never ceasing Black to white to gray The rhythms of each moment The seasons of each year Time goes on forever Never long enough, we fear The Night Beckons The moon is high My worries deep The night is alive And I cannot sleep There are many thoughts Running through my head There are many images Dancing around my bed Sounds of the night Are loud and clear The screeching owl Does draw me near I must get up Get out of bed I go outside To walk instead The fire flies Do flicker bright Indeed it is A glorious sight I wander through The darkened night It clears my mind I feel delight So back to bed I do go This time to sleep My dreams in tow Born in Wilmington Delaware in the early 1950’s, Ann Christine Tabaka has been writing poems and rhymes since her Junior High years. She lives with her husband and two cats and was a Fine Arts Major in college. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 8 Responses Joe Tessitore July 31, 2017 Dear Ann Christine, I loved them both! Each has beautiful imagery and each is very well-written. Joe Reply Wayne July 31, 2017 Well done Ann Christine, it is good to know that this art form, that is the classic style still exist and thrives for new generations to enjoy. Reply Chris Tabaka July 31, 2017 You are very kind Wayne! I am humbled by your words! Thank you! Christine Ann Christine Tabaka July 31, 2017 Dear Joe, Thank you for your compliment! I am honored that you liked my work. Christine Reply Father Richard Libby July 31, 2017 These poems are combine beautiful imagery with everyday language. Well done, Mrs. Tabaka! Reply Chris Tabaka July 31, 2017 Dear Father Richard, I am so honored that you liked my work. Christine Reply Satyananda Sarangi August 1, 2017 Greetings ma’am. These lovely poems rich in imagery. They echo deep theories of life. Always a pleasure reading your poetry. Best Wishes and regards. Reply David Hollywood August 5, 2017 A very easy and embracing style of description and sense. Thank you. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.