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The trees of evening
are filled, a sieve of leaves and small birds,
the resident choir offering
an evening orison
of twitter.

But look! high on the power line
a singular sentinel robin conducts
the evening’s benediction of western light
glittering across the bay, between the islands,
all the way to Canada.



Luci Shaw is writer in residence at Regent College and the author of over forty books of poetry and creative nonfiction. Her newest collection, Angels Everywhere, is forthcoming from Paraclete.




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