Copyright 1996, Richard Troy. Last update, July 26, 1996.

This poem was written on April 30, 1996, by Richard Troy


Evening has fallen

a soft hush fills the air with pause
a gentle breeze pushes out the days heat,
replacing it with a cool embrace

darkness shrouds what light exists
with a satin contrast, sillhouettes expose
features unseen by day

A dog barks in the distant din
and a moon-beam shines on a ferrel cat
a bat flutters as it gropes at flys
...seen only in the sounds it knows

Inside a house a family sups,
in another, days events are shared
and all unwind their days

all creatures, large and small
know in their mirad tiny ways
that evening has fallen.