#102 Solace


#102 Solace
2005 edition of 23 – $450

And still
the world goes on
being beautiful…
the trees, the water and the sky
offering solace,
whether we see or not.

Just now, the clouds
behind the black limbs
of the mountain ash
catch fire in the last light
of the day.

Hope rings
in the delicate throat
of a single bird,
singing the sun down,
whether we’re listening
or not.

Even as we sleep
the gracious moon
traces the sky
keeping the night-watch,
soft spill of light
across the bed.