TWILIGHT AND SHADOW

I saw a star rise high in the evening sky,

far above the dark ground.

It shone, alone, in a veil of darkness,

the jewel of the night,

a beacon of hope, of majesty

of an immortal soul in solitude

I saw a star fade in the morning sky,

In the dawn light, it died.

The jewel was shattered,

the bonds cut, the spirit rent

The flame of nature has left this world

A great light, blown out

A shadow falls in the twilight

As the last great star dims

What has endured for so long

Has now fallen