Vespers

Vespers

Last night at sunset
             the dying down of the day
birds singing
             to a very different tune
instilling a sense of distance
             and silence and peace :

one day at a time
             trusting in one’s breath
and in all those things
             dear to the heart
the consolation of a fixed
             starry firmament
belief in oneself
             and in the day to come

John Lyons

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