The rain clouds gather.
Sunset flees a darker day
borne on dragon wings.
Listen to the sound of a soft shadow
creeping across the landscape
blurring the mountains .
Listen to the sigh of a day in limbo
like a held breath when all is stilled
no voices raised.
Listen to the sound of a solar eclipse
no birds sing in the trees,no lambs bleat
even the sea is still.
Listen to the silence.
Then the sun brings light and laughter back.
And birdsong fills the air again.