Another day ends with the moon rising slowly
I welcome you, twilight, though with a heavy heart
Birds taking flight to their faraway homes
The Earth preparing to rest her tired soul.
Trees opening their arms to shelter the creatures of the morn
After a tiring day of hunting and gathering
With droopy eyes, tired wings and limbs
Returning hastily to nests, holes, branches.
How serene you are, my twilight sky
Adorning your pinkish blue robe, pinned with a star
A solitary diamond, shining through the clouds
As they wave goodbye to the setting sun.
But what is it in me that brings forth this sadness?
The stars peep out, pretending to play hide and seek
Try to cheer me up with their twinkling gaze
The moon promises to shower me with its scented beams.
Still, somehow I pine for that which is lost
Though I know not for what I mourn
Maybe in the brightness of the daytime sun
My darkest fears hide in the corners of my heart
Maybe if my beloved was near me
I would be singing a different song
Then my heart would try to chase away the sun
Try to whip the clock into running even faster.
For, beautiful twilight, like a sweet bridesmaid
You usher in the deep, dark, mysterious night
Full of romance, silhouettes kissing deeply
What lovers yearn for, solitary moments of stillness.
But alas for me, you just pull the curtains down
On a play I was acting throughout the day
With the bright sun lighting up my empty loneliness
Which, you lovely twilight, now herald for me.
Painting by Laurel Daniel Courtesy Pinterest