You’re a small diamond that I found one night
As I walked across an open field: dry
And silent, with dust that rose to cloud my sight
From all save the dire moon in the sky.
It shone so bright; no clouds were there
To shield my eyes from its pallid dread;
But there was something in the restless air
That bid me stop and turn my head.
And thus I looked before my feet
to the sullen ground that stood before
me, and saw beneath a dusty sheet
of earth, the treasure I now so much adore.
I knelt and placed you in my palm
And raised you high so that I might see
Underneath the tyranny of night, the calm
And utter beauty of the world staring back at me
Through you, my diamond.