They're in the shadow of my day, Although if I but look around And see them in the light they’ve found - We share that one light in some way. It’s just a shift, a step or two, That lets me turn to look at you.
dVerse Poetics. Gina is hosting with the theme of the magic of ordinary things. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.
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.”
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.
Christmas Morning Lights
Maple trees rest in the snow Covered with their fallen leaves. Winter’s wind will come and go, But maple trees stand in the snow. Their roots hold on. Let winter go And have its way. Though some may grieve, The maple trees wait in the snow Covered calmly by their leaves.
dVerse Meeting the Bar. Jilly hosts with the theme of repetitive forms.
Listening to MacArthur Park As winter turns my dreams around I see forgiveness search the dark To find bright angels carry sound.
dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme “secret ingredient” and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays who keeps reminding me of what is important.
Also many thanks to
KATiE MiA Frederick!il who posted a while back a YouTube link to Donna Summer singing Jimmy Webb’s MacArthur Park which brought back memories.
The tone of words one now cannot erase, The texture of an isolated place, The thoughts of cheer one thought one had before Turn into thoughts of prison evermore. Rejoice. That promise heard about midnight Was not a dream but dawning of new light.
K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with theme of “unusual tones and textures”. Also linked to dVerse Quadrille where De Jackson (WimzyGizmo) is hosting with the word “cheer”.
One of my stories was selected at Carrot Ranch’s Rodeo #3. Thank you! Congratulations to all those selected.