With good or bad music comes Night

When the Sun is below the horizon.

Black cloak as clerical cassock

Its covering the city

On their roofs of houses and blocks

Referring to Mozart's music

To Strau's waltzes

To rock or rap.

The Moon flies over the clouds

With his head peeled and a scarf around his neck.

Little by little, night is singing its music

That does not shut up

In harmony or melody of sounds

Or both combined

And, when it's quiet, butterflies leave the clouds

And come towards the light to burn their wings

Introducing more or less deeply

In the lovers' bedroom

With vain talk, stories, gossip

Where one organ enters the parts of another

Adhering to its surface

Like the cat at the snout very thin

The very long tail

And the very gray hairs of the mouse.

Mischiefs, traps, perfidies

Coronate musical notes

From a nocturnal dream that soon begins.

Stigmas, infamous notes, like Bingo’s cards

Are coming out of a sack, from an urn

Or of any other similar deposit.

Tokens, balls or any other similar objects

With the names of the people

That they have to leave with luck.

Later, to the point,  Dream

With its sad or gentle serenade

Between handfuls of cotton

Jumps without rhyme or reason

In corners and between sheets

When networks are building

For unsuspecting flies to produce sounds

On string instruments, wind instruments

Percussion, keys, and so on

That makes them boast of themselves

Making march to the melodious Night

At its dawn

With music elsewhere.


© Daniel de Culla


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Daniel de Culla is a writer, poet and photographer. He is a member of the Spanish Writers Association, Earthly Writers International Caucus, Poets of the World, (IA) International Authors, Surrealism Art, and other groups. He is director of the Gallo Tricolor Review and the Robespierre Review. He has participated in many festivals of poetry and of theater in Madrid, Burgos, Berlin, Minden, Hannover and Geneva.  He has exhibited in many galleries including Madrid, Burgos, London and Amsterdam. He moves between North Hollywood, Madrid and Burgos; e-mail: