believe in light
when clouds roll in, obscure the face of light,
erase all trace of blue and blackest night,
cover the earth with crystal flakes of snow—
then i believe, though i can’t see or know.
when clouds roll in, obscure the sky above
and hide from sight the beauty of the stars,
i must hold true the faith that they still shine.
erase all trace of brightest blue and night.
trust that the things so hidden still exist
to guide our souls through darkness and through mist.
cover the earth with purest crystal snow.
when morning comes the sun breaks through the clouds
and faith’s rewarded with a daytime star.
then i believe in what i cannot know
so that the Star, behind the bank of clouds
shines still before the myst’ry of the night.
We’re seeing STARS over at dVerse Poetics Tuesday. Toni, Kansen Sakura, has us writing poetry on this subject–so symbolic at this time of the year when so many cultures celebrate light shining in the darkness. Because our skies here in the Sierra have been obscured by cloud cover that delivered a sweet layering of snow, my mind went to faith.
This is the last week before we take a winter break over at the Pub…one more prompt on Thursday, and then the doors will close for a couple of weeks so that we can spend the time with families and friends, each celebrating in our own way. We do hope to see you join us and, in the meantime, many good wishes, blessings for the holidays and for 2016.
The doors to the Pub swing open Tuesday 12:00 EST.
Just for the fun of it, I would like to share some photos of our Christmas lights–indoors and out: