The nest instinct through
True imaginings delight
Leads to what’s right

Color the lining new
Tufts soft and light
Bits shiny bright

Into completion it grew
Winged creatures alight
Home for the night


1. To come down and settle, as after flight.
2. To come by chance: alight on a happy solution.
3. To dismount from a horse or vehicle.
Word Origin & History
Alight: “on fire,” early 15c., apparently from M.E. aliht , pp. of alihton (O.E. on-lihtan ) “to light up,” also “to shine upon” [Middle English alighten , from Old English ālīhtan : ā- , intensive pref. + līhtan , to relieve of a burden (from līht , light ; see light 2 ).] (orig. an animal mount) of weight.

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