Ode to Night

night of mine,
night of the entire world,
you have something inside you, round
like a child
about to be born, like
a bursting
it is the miracle,
it is the day.
You are more beautiful
because with your darker blood
you feed the poppy being born,
because you work with eyes closed
so eyes can open,
so water can sing,
so our lives
might resuscitate.