Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In the Half-Light of Dusk

In the half-light of dusk 
after the day has prepared 
hard surfaces for inspection 
before the night has plunged 
things back into themselves 
there is a settlement in which 
the external and the internal are 
continuous with the evening air 
if you are alone at the edge 
of shadows you are not alone 
the hours of light shine in you 
with a compacted energy that 
also burns in tree and stone 
partly revealed and partly veiled

By Thomas A. Clark