The Night Watch
Pat H. Fredeman
The night watch is at hand.
The sun burns in golden yearning,
But frets with fainter hand;
Ships beckon in the dimness;
Gathering in the twilight
Workmen linger o'er their crops;
The birds have ceased their singing;
The earth lies soft and yielding
The night flares soft and subtle
The stars emerge but faintly,
The moon swoops in tardy grace,
The stars have com'enc'd their singing;
Pat Fredeman has published numerous poems and some short, non-fiction pieces in various literary journals and magazines. She has done editorial work, given poetry readings, taught university literature and creative writing courses, and conducted community workshop courses for the regional branch of the National League of American Pen Women, of which she is a member. She has degrees from the University of British Columbia (M.A.) and the University of Oklahoma (B.A.[Phi Beta Kappa], Ph.D.[magna cum laude], Dissertation: Ben Jonson.
Ms. Fredeman's Christian Romance Paradise Regained is available from Gemini Books. Pat has recently completed a contemporary romance and a fantasy novelette and she tells us she is currently working on another novel.