The hour of evening, midpoint between
the sun’s climax and midnight, finds the world
in transition. Purple bruised horizon
softens the surroundings, prepares to be
blended into night, the final hours
of existence before rebirth at dawn.

Standing in the circle of fading light,
she recalls the quiet of earlier,
the restlessness of midday, and the heat.
The shift from one to the other brings calm
and peace, knowledge of the past and promise
for the future. This violet tinged blessing
is the color of early evening time
when her life, and the world, transition.