Becoming visible

Between the roof of sky

and the arch of flaming trees,

we linger, stunned by color, and

dazed by the sunset of the year,

are reluctant to seek shelter

under roofs we've built ourselves.

Sunset dwindles into twilight,

and the long dusk deepens.

Then, our shadows carve themselves

from shadows, and our shapes emerge,

lit by our evening windows,

by the lamps we bear within.

Like stars becoming visible

in evening sky,

our lamps burn brighter

when autumn's brilliance fades.

Enveloped by new darkness,

We see each other shining in new night.

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.




Save for later


Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items


Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items


Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items