“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.




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12 replies

  1. 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.

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  2. Hauntingly beautiful

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  3. It’s a beautiful poem, leaves me hushed.

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

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