Sunset on a cliff top V2
I stand on the cliff top above the bay
in reverent pose to await the start
of nature’s ceremony to close the day
with all the glorious splendour of his Art.
Slowly the eager moon appears with night,
shade into shadow challenging the eyes
as a solemn stillness falls with the dying light
and once again the ancient Sun God dies.
Yet even at this mournful twilight time
his still warm fingers play along my arm
promising, come dawn he’ll return and climb
anew and there dispense his healing balm.
I am left with a feeling of such awe
that I will until my end of days keep
a memory of the beauty I just saw
as the world began to sleep