see how our neighbor’s trees
fill with dusky breeze
as bright sky fades to bluest steel.
Light laces through the blackening limbs;
swaying crowns arch
while just above
climbs the golden star.
Oh! See how the planet, worlds apart
from our own treading voyager,
glides through God’s black, velvet heart.
Darkness fill the tender earth.
Sudden night joyfully buoys
our slowly turning, blue-green world
with His sacramental void.