The Evening Star

A vast expanse
Higher and still higher
Beyond the reaches
Of limitation and thought
The deepening sky
Arches everlastingly.

From its midst an evening star
Shines with the ancient burning light
Of a million yearning eyes.
Piercing the stillness of space,
She watches eternally.

Mountains stand regal below
Peaks climbing skyward
Steeply they rise
To encircle the night.
Like chords they reverberate
Infinity’s Peace.

Tears flood my eyes
As in silence I stand
Regarding this night.
Breathless I cry,
How long will it be? How far is my goal?
The evening star smiles at me
Immortality’s Love.

Amelia Lloyd.


Drawn from the August 2004 edition of Panorama.

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