An African Twilight
Tonight, I see earth and the
Combine in majestic display
To show forth Godís glory and
As dusk takes possession from day
A full, tropical moon!! Have you seen
As it glides quietly upward thruí space?
At the moment, it seems I could reach
And touch the smooth gold of its face.
The African twilight is
The palm fronds wave gently below;
An apairoís last call, from the bush,
Earth is bathed in the moonís silver glow.
And I stand--almost breathless with
Because of His call, I am here.
I could have refused--But, I
And, suddenly, Heís near, oh, so near!
Ogbomosho, Feb. 15, 1958
©--Linnie Jane Joslin Burks