28 March 2014
Dusk River View of the Wilma Theatre, Missoula, Montana
Rivertown At Midnight
by Ralph Vaughan
"Dusk settles upon a serpentine river,
Layers of musky gauze,
Mist rising, flowing down rivertown's narrow streets,
A roiling sighing river itself;
Tiny hands rise from the drifting haze,
Tapping faintly, rapping gently
At diamond-paned windows,
Calling a soft siren call to sleepers,
But only dreamers answer,
And, of them, but a special few are fully roused;
Velvet midnight gives slow way to a copper day...."
Treat yourself to a reading of the remaining few lines of this evocative poem here.