Saturday, June 22, 2013

Raise Your Heads

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:25-28

Looking Up

The deep darkness never appeared
the sun rolled along the horizon
napping for moments behind the hills
only to rise quickly once more.

Living in this new world
the angles of light and day
have changed shaved harsh in winter
and rounded lazily in summer.

The solstice light lingering
quiet artists working through the night
a silent dance to possibility
a voice raised in delight.

We are travelers all at this home
looking for the signs at the far horizon
gazing hopefully beyond the drooping clouds
imagining sun in the long winter's rain.

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