Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Poetry Party: Illumination

Christine over at Abbey of the Arts writes: invitation to you this week is to write a poem in honor of the call to illumination. In the growing darkness of these days, might you discover your own brilliance and the brilliant beauty of the world? The image below was taken at the retreat center (on the Hood Canal) one evening when the world was luminous.

Just the right moment
when all is still
and all is at rest
there! I see it!

The way across...
the way through...
the path beyond
reflected in my heart.

It's known as reality -
a place to bring vision
and joy and peace and light
where there is blindness
and anger and brokenness and darkness.

More than ever,
as You shine within my heart
I know I am made
to spread that Light.

- Deb Vaughn
Advent 2008

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark to You;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to You.
Psalm 139:11-12


Abbey of the Arts said...

Beautiful poem Deb, those last two lines are especially moving. Thanks so much for your contribution to the Poetry Party!

Lisa Laree said...

I am really, really enjoying your Advent Musings...thanks so much for sharing them!