Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Compline

Alleluia, alleluia!
You will shine in the world like bright stars
because you are offering it the word of life.
                                          Universalis  Ph 2:15
                                                                                                        Google Images

The slow sitar of ice 
quietly playing
over the branches of trees
during our sleep; 
imagining themselves 
long glass
ruffling through 
the blue diamonds
in the chest of night.
 And who's to say,
beneath the plumes 
of dreams,
what can be or not?
This breath
of heart hush
going out
over the world
through these winter, compline
like the perfect intricacies of ice;
believing ourselves more 
than these thin, lisping vapors
our dark
Your fire of blue,

1 comment:

  1. Wow. This is fascinating. Such unique and bold imagery. I appreciate the first half, nature, setting up and/or speaking to the second (human heart). I really like "heart hush". Ooh, that is nice. I like , too, the depth of this piece, its questions and possible answer. I love the way nature can reveal our struggles or illustrate them, the way we can see ourselves if we just look out the window....