The setting sun Oer the earth its yellow lustre threw And the west was rich with red and blue, Whilst twilights curtain, spreading far, Was pinned with single diamond star. MDonald Clarke.Death in Disguise, Line 224.
I saw, as in a dream sublime, The balance in the hand of Time. Oer East and West its beam impended, And day, with all its hours of light, Was slowly sinking out of sight, While opposite, the scale of night, Silently with the stars ascended. Longfellow.The Occultation of Orion
The summers songs are hushed. Up the lone shore The weary waves wash sadly, and a grief Sounds in the wind, like farewells fond and brief: The crickets chirp but makes the silence more. Celia Thaxter.Twilight, Stanza 3.