Starry Night over the Rhone, by Van Gogh

Watching the night

I look
Into the night.
It seems to be at rest.
This moment when the people sleep,
So still.

I feel
The eerie light,
It cools my fevered mind.
The silence slowly teaches me:
Be still.

I see
The quiet space.
My soul that would not sleep,
Now, watching in the night, receives
Some peace.