Painter: Kathleen Stevens, Oil on canvas, 16×24
The night is nigh with parting day,
Winds blow slowly over land,
As I plod homeward on my weary way,
And sunset dips behind the man,
Far from the maddening crowds and stressful life,
The pleasing anxious night is nigh,
Leaving arms of warmth this blissful day,
A kindred spirit shall be my mate,
Let me see him at daylight’s break,
And while the sun sets on my lawn,
And as the brook babbles near my ear,
My love will erase all my fear,
Gentle hands stroke my hair,
Heart of strength press me close,
The more he gave, the less I spoke,
A slumberous sound and loving dreams,
I welcome night and the silent breeze,
The night is nigh, and I am pleased.
Dedicated to: my sister Linda, my father Arlin, my Aunt Eldonna, my Uncle Bob, my Uncle Larry, my brother-in-law Roger, and my father-in-law Marvin. All who have joined the angels!
Angels in the winds
High above the waters
In a land not forsaken
By God’s own gracious hand.
I count the glowing windows
As I pass them in the night
Rows of little beacons
Showing me there is life.
Moments of comfort,
I am at peace
In the silence of the darkness
As angels watch over me.