Dusk at Sea

Thomas S. Jones, Jr.

To-night eternity alone is near:
 The sea, the sunset, and the darkening blue;
Within their shelter is no space for fear,
 Only the wonder that such things are true.
The thought of you is like the dusk at sea —
 Space and wide freedom and old shores left far,
The shelter of a lone immensity
 Sealed by the sunset and the evening star.