Friday, December 28, 2012

How the light falls



The darkness and the light are wrapped together like twine
these midwinter days
The sun
it walks with a crook in its back
and it sheds its rays
                               at
                                   a
                                      slant

I walk around the house
switching on lamps
I need the light to spill over
onto chairs and floorboards
otherwise
I keep stumbling

It is cold now
most of the time
and I've been wearing
the same wool socks
for days on end
I know I should wash them
start fresh
but they
are
just
so
warm

That is what it is like
these last days
of the year

Old dancing with new
reminiscing wrapped in foretelling

I think
that I will just
keep going around
switching on lamps

For
whatever I do
I can see
more clearly
in
the
light





6 comments:

  1. Lovely Holly. I felt every word. I'm enjoying the break from posting a bit too much but you've encouraged me to begin the walk back home. Sending love to you as we await the welcome of a new year.

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  2. I have a favorite pair of wool socks too... :)

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  3. Oh Holly yes the light...yes the warmth...to stay in these places and to let them lift us up. This bleak midwinter is coming and I am ready to write it out walk it out and pray it out with friends like you. Christ has crisscrossed these paths marked well by friendships and I am expectant of all the co-travelling and co-pilgrimming we shall do in this writing community.

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  4. Thank you, Shelly. It's hard finding my way back but I look forward to navigating those waters with folks like you.

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  5. Aren't they the best?

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  6. Co-travellers/pilgrims are we, yes! Let us carry the light for each other.

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