Dedicated to all my friends who have experienced this with me…
Eyes shining in the dark,
Hooves bounding in the night,
Here and there, they swiftly dart,
Even as I count, they take flight!
Unblinking eyes atop a tree,
Gazing silently at me,
Leaving me standing agog,
Oh my! Is that a tree frog?
A nightly perch thoughtfully chosen,
Unaware of me, feathers frozen,
Wee hours when you are at rest,
That’s when the closest to you I get.
In seemingly innocent waters,
Dark shapes appear floating upstream,
Eyes glowing in the dark,
A closer look might make me scream!
A hoot, a rustle, a slither, a scuttle,
Carefully on the path I tread,
For those are the sounds that I hear,
When the night’s creatures appear.
If you’ve ever wandered in the woods at night,
And in their wild beauty found delight,
Take a guess and make it count,
Quickly do tell what treasures I’ve found!