The Beauty of Light

dawn-in-the-hills

In a world like this twin shadows
were waiting for Death to come.

At daybreak they kneeled under a tree
then tried to whisper a prayer.

The blue Dawn took pity on them
and turned the curse into a blessing.

The sun rose and the two lovers
left no trace after they saw

the Beauty of Light.

~

illustration: Dawn in the Hills
Robert Julian Onderdonk (1918)