I saw the sun explode behind the trees
At dusk, before I dragged myself to bed
I felt a surge of promised distant peace
But something else slipped in my weary head
Perhaps the shade of purple in the cloud
The sun had touched was just one shade too dark
Perhaps the distant rain fell like a shroud
Upon some distant lovers in some park
I know the vision that my eyes beheld
Was missed by many others on that night
As all the highest joys the scene compelled
Collapsed before the sun withdrew his light
From where I stand, such beauty should be clear
Unless it is refracted by a tear
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I watch the sun set just behind the trees
At dusk, before I drag myself to bed.
I feel the promise of tomorrow’s peace,
But something else slips in my weary head.
Perhaps the shade of purple in one cloud
Touched by the sun is just one shade too dark.
Perhaps the distant rain falls like a shroud
Upon some distant lovers in some park.
I know the vision that my eyes can see
Is missed by many others on this night,
As all the love that shines on you and me
Shines on although the sun withdraws its light.
From where I stand such beauty should be clear
Unless it’s hidden by a lonely tear.