Not always do we see the blessed sun,
Or feel the cheerful presence of its balm,
Its intent by inclement climes undone,
Need not beset mere mortals with alarm;
Elsewhere the sun god sheds his golden rays,
Consistent with his quintessential being,
While here the constant hand of time conveys
We, earthlings, smile of Ra shall soon be seeing.
The rise and fall of rolling ocean waves,
Or undulation of the hills and dales,
Portray with fine panache how life behaves,
Revels of times as much as their travails.
Whatever shade of darkness be the night,
‘Tis but the absence of returning light.
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Tagged circle of life, darkness, earthlings, environment, humanity, inspiration, life, light, night, ponder, relationships, sun, time
Ebullient crowds bedecked the way with palms,
Their expectations echoed far and wide,
No indication of prospective qualms
As they extolled your meek, majestic ride;
Where were your mother and your closest friends?
Had you not warned them of the risks ahead?
Perchance, they questioned not your selfless ends,
Perceiving your reflecting little dread;
Into each life there comes a day like this,
More often unannounced though not sans fear,
Staring into dark, bottomless abyss,
Who would have thought redemption to be near?
So dark can be the night before the dawn,
Yet, from such emptiness new life is born!
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Tagged care, crowds, darkness, dawn, fear, life, love, mother, palm sunday, redemption
Within the confines of this darkened room,
Surrounded by unspeaking silence, I,
Undaunted, rise to front oppressive gloom,
Its ogre-threatening gestures to defy;
Encouraged by the endless lack of sleep,
My broken spirit leans towards distress,
In mortal fear portending dungeons deep,
From which redemption beggars trust, no less;
Yet, deep within the soul resides a spark,
Though buffeted by life-destroying storm,
Retains its luminescence in the dark,
The embers of the faintest hope to warm;
While breathes a being on this transient earth,
Persists the prospect ever for rebirth.
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Tagged courage, darkness, distress, fear, gloom, hope, light, rebirth, trust
All is night!
Locked in utter darkness,
Dank, cold, still,
Heighten the sense of awe!
Like petals of the rosebud;
As of the fern-frond;
A stretching, outward bending –
The blackness of the night
Begins to ebb;
Giving way to growing greyness;
Unhurriedly they interchange,
Fearful, eager eyes
Peer through the clearing haze
Into a gaping void;
Out of darkness,
Out of emptiness,
© Late Harvest 2009
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Tagged beauty, care, darkness, grace, gratitude, hope, kindness, life, light, love, peace
As ebbs the light off parting day,
Embrace approaching night sans cares,
May peace anxieties allay,
As ebbs the light of parting day;
Perchance the darkness shall delay,
That each to his abode repairs,
As ebbs the light of parting day,
Embrace approaching night sans cares
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Tagged anxiety, care, darkness, evening, Home, hope, life, peace, people, sunset, time