Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Advent Darkness

This darkness isn’t such that I
Can brighten it by light I bring.
No laws of nature taint the sky.
No bonds bind it so it can’t sing.

The power failed, but should we wait
For what might not come speedily?
Some of us would hesitate,
But darkness helps our hearts to see.

We’re thankful for the light that’s near.
Praise sound, but not with our ears solely.
Our voices stir the darkness here
Repeating, “Holy, Holy, Holy.”


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Christmas lights”. “Advent Darkness” was originally published last year by Ancient Paths Literary Magazine.

Morning Lights
Christmas Morning Lights

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

17 thoughts on “Christmas Lights”

  1. Beautiful poem, Frank! I like the line “Darkness helps our hearts to see.” It seems to be cruel to ourselves, but it’s in the darkness that we see the light we normally don’t see in the bright light.
    Your review is very much appreciated. It makes me cry (cry over my dried eyes since my tears are gone). I love that water color painting of Mother-child also.

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