The late afternoon sky resembled a
Tranquil and deep blue sea.
A hint of powder white clouds
Are floating by so effortlessly.
A crescent moon has settled on high
Like a heavenly nightlight in the sky.
The streaming sunlight continues to diminish
Being chased away by the encroaching darkness.
The air is cool as evening approaches
Reminding me to don on warmer clothes.
A quietness reigns in the brisk mountain air
With the soft chirping of a cricket choir.
I sat on the porch waiting in anticipation
To see all the stars that nighttime may bring.
Such a long time since I have seen
The stars at night so brightly shining;
Glowing and glittering in awesome wonder
While stretching above across the universe.
I shall sit and wait here in this still quietness
To see those twinkling gems before I rest.