#AtoZChallenge 2017 – N for Night

The sight of the full moon from through the window left Rishabh wonderstruck.

“You should look out the window more often,” said Ragini, smiling.

“I’m so tired after work, I sometimes just collapse on the bed and fall asleep,” replied Rishabh sheepishly.

“Today it is the full moon, my friend. But almost every night, I see a sky full of diamonds, glittering. There is silence, so I can hear my heart beat. Each tick of the old grandfather clock is crystal clear. Around midnight, my nocturnal friend in the Gulmohar outside hoots a greeting to me. I listen to it and feel happy.”

“How beautifully you put it to words, Gini,” said Rishabh, applauding her.

Ragini laughed, then looked seriously at him.

“For an insomniac, the night becomes an irreplaceable part of their world.”

My theme for this April is something I call ON SHORT NOTICE. The topic for the letter N is Night, chosen by me, in the previous post. As I’m publishing this post very late, I will be writing on a random word from the dictionary for the letter O. The suggestions part of the theme will continue on the post for O though. Thank you!

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
17th April, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

6 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge 2017 – N for Night”

  1. What a poetic writing Vinu…The description of night..beauty of the sky with or without the moon..the insomniac girl who admires the stillness of the night with a keen ear that observes every sound there is…Wow!

    The poet in you deserves an applause..Publish your poetry book already…

    • Glad you liked the description of the night and felt it to be poetic. 🙂 It’s one of my favorite times in the day (the other being dusk). 😀

      That poetry book will come soon, Janie.

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