Tonight is my nocturnal walk;
Of valleys dark and quiet I speak.
As I sing I follow paths
That lead to daunting mountain peaks.
As I tread on muddy trails
My ship through windy verses sails;
Of the stars in the sky
I rhyme and with my words I fly.
As soon as all the day is gone,
I fear the approaching dawn.
And yet in the celestial light
I dance and twirl in delight.
I come from lands lit by the day
But I have been led far astray.
In my shadowy rebirth
I whistle of a quiet mirth.
And so I hum my tiny tune
In the depths of night so black;
I smile at the crescent moon
And the crescent smiles back.