An Autumn Night

The perfect night— a soft rain serenading; the street ashine  with lamp light; the leaves stretched out, lazy, on the grass; and I, quiet on the porch, sipping on delight.                  –

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Light on the Water

Across the water, shines the light: a bobbing, gilded trail; a sunset strand of gold and glow that floating calm across the chop of purpled-black and ember waves still leads us on to where the graves of day’s last sunlight drop once fought its losing battle—slow: a spark of fire gone pale as silhouetted silence […]

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Light of the World

I feel it coming in the wind— the blackness heavy as a thousand stones. It smothers me like death again, the darkness seeping down beneath my skin and weighing down on all my bones to take me out as if it were the end. How do I walk when I am blind? It hurts to […]

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Take the Lamp

It seems a cold, dark shaft where love would bid me go— deep beneath the hills. The memories, sand-like, blow— a heart-blinding draft.   I’ve walked the caves before— walked them with a thief until the stars were gone; I know the haunting grief— and I cannot anymore.   But I forget that love, with […]

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Sunset Meditations

Soft and hazy light tinting the air with gold— the sweetest moments of the day like a tapestry unrolled  across the sky tonight.   The sun is saying goodbye— a warm wash of rose gold above the mountains, enchanting to behold, and yet I want to cry.   The sunset fills my eyes, but the […]

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God Most Beautiful

Oh God, most beautiful, arise to shine upon my weary ways,  transform these shadows into light, and turn  familiar tears to praise.  – These days stretch on like endless night, weigh heavy as an iron chain when I forsake your kindnesses to sow my heart with seeds of pain.  – But You are glorious in […]

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Thoughts of Spring

How fair the morning glow of Spring when sunshine hikes the eastern hills and summits in the dark of night, breathing out the hopeful light.  Our hearts with awe, it stills, as it wakes the slumbering birds to sing.   Across the fields the daffodils  unfold—a sign of pledges kept through winter’s long and harsh […]

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Layered

We’re layered, Lord, before Your face like bolts of cloth in folds of darker and of lighter shades. The sun bright side that people see and shake their head in wonderment at the shining, sun-flecked layers, made of light without a trace of shade. – We’re layered, Lord, before Your face, in bolts of unseen […]

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My Light

The air sparkles with tiny drops of day. Flashing colors play everywhere in glass.  I follow the light that calls me far away,  Closing the door as I eagerly pass.  Flashing colors play everywhere in glass Like a child. I don’t notice Him there,  Closing the door as I eagerly pass. I chase rainbows for […]

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