Zachary Richard  

Evening Vision

Eyes and light
     for the vision seeker,
Black and white
     colors of the void.
Day and night
     absence and fulfillment
     like rays of evening sun
     like arms of golden steel
     pierce delicate
     resistance of cloud.

At sunset, all is calm,
     farmers fleeing fields
     where the gentle species graze;
     mice freed from the eagle's gaxe
     smaller birds and sparrows
     to sing an evensong
     for the peaceful wheeling
     of the world.