“Tonight In the Dark” By Ivor Steven.

My tears are only droplets
Into a sea of grief

Despite my cloudy tears
I see, there above
The night sky is clear
Despite my inner gloom
I see, there above
A bright crescent moon
Despite my blinding wonder
I see, there above
She’s cradling a shining star


My friend’s 38 year son had died suddenly in the morning, through my tears I saw the crescent moon cradling a star, and wrote these words on impulse.


  12 comments for ““Tonight In the Dark” By Ivor Steven.

  1. March 27, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Ivor, this is such a beautiful and sad poem that evokes strong emotions of hope and faith especially in times of darkness. I got tears in my eyes when reading it. It is very impactful and powerful. I’m in absolute awe from it.

    I thank you for sharing this piece. Sending hugs.

  2. March 27, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Hauntingly beautiful

  3. March 27, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    It’s a beautiful poem, leaves me hushed.

    • March 27, 2020 at 11:43 pm

      I feel the same way. It’s a real beauty, so raw and poignant.

      • March 27, 2020 at 11:44 pm

        Yes, exactly–raw and poignant.

  4. March 28, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Ah this is beautiful

  5. March 28, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Even in the gloom of grief, there’s hope! Thanks for sharing this very personal poem, with my sympathy…

  6. March 28, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Very touching. . .

  7. March 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

  8. March 29, 2020 at 2:13 am

    Wow.

  9. March 29, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Heart touching words

  10. March 31, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Heartfelt❣

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