The Green Night

The green night was silent

As they slipped from the red house

Too confining to contain them


Warm moonlit air embraced shadowy bodies

Now kissed by the cool grass,

Still wet from midsummer rain


I’m lost, she said softly, though she knew he was sleeping

But I will remember this,

No matter what lies ahead

I keep moments like objects in a special file

That can never be corrupted


She spoke to the moon, who kept her counsel

Long, whispered soliloquys


Then the sound of the piano, her mother’s voice, the scent of night jasmine

Her children’s faces, their laughter

And the sound of the sea

Entered her dreamscape


The veil slipped

And she drifted off

Beyond the trees

Into the green.


Poem and painting by Alice Mason

All works are my copyright

About alicemason1

Artist, painter. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use any works for your own websites, commercial ventures or publicity. If you would like to ask permission to use any works for your own ventures, please email me: or contact via this blog. Again, ALL WORKS ARE MY COPYRIGHT. Ask permission, and I will ask for a donation. Artists need to earn a living. Always credit an artist when you have obtained permission. I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use for your own purposes. If you would like to buy rights to use an image, please contact me on or visit my Etsy shop. My Etsy shop:
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