Encounter

A bird encountered on the path, a chance meeting
So deeply blue it took my breath away, dreaming
It couldn't be real, hidden as it was by the bush,
By the depth of darkness, like a dream in shadows
It's blue as dark as midnight, glistening feathers,
A trick of light and shade, given up to song
Singing away the sun and surety of what is known
Introducing dark and shadow to the world embalmed
In the mists of the coolness of dusky tones, treasure
On the path, presenting peace and rest in the 
Fold of wings sheltered in the shadow of times
Own revealing, the gift of night offers, to eyes open