16 May 2014

High Noon



Bright star, as you enter the afternoon—
know that shadow is neither sin nor scar
but warm darkness beckoning you to ride
among gods—manifestations of your
relationship with God made visible
by Holy Light on cave walls and valley
floors.  Bright Star, as you enter afternoon—

Harness the paradox of mindfulness
to be your ride here and now, and enjoy
the views, food, waters and gifts that ripened
in shadow til you were ready for them.

You ride alone, but God holds one hand and
Friends the other, so as you witness truth
and testify, you are their minister.



Posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry #202


Copyright © 2014  S.L.Chast




16 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is very lovely, and comforting. I needed these words this morning, my friend.

Gabriella said...

I enjoyed the serene atmosphere of your poem, Susan. I like the idea of enjoying the gifts that we are given - whatever the form.

Mary said...

So true that shadow is neither sin nor scar. I think shadow is part of life. Yes, God holds one hand, and....I like the idea that we can each minister! A very dense, thought-provoking poem here, Susan.

Claudia said...

you know - it's good to know that god holds one hand and friends the other - esp. in the not so easy parts of our journey here

Sumana Roy said...

this is uplifting...i like the shadow as warm darkness beckoning to ride among gods...the last stanza offers solace...
...the lines speak in so many ways...a wonderful write Susan.. :)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I must confess I am totally confused by this. But I do confuse easily.

Loredana Donovan said...

An inspirational, spiritual poem, Susan. I like the idea that we are guided and have support from God and friends. Light & shadow are part of life but we are not alone in getting through it all :)

Brian Miller said...

i like the hand in hand, god on one and friends in another...as we reach one direction we have to reach the other...and it will inform us about each other, but also keep the flow from on to the next.....

Grace said...

What a lovely write about the bright star's relationship with Light & paradox of mindfulness ~ That second stanza is particularly striking to me ~

Björn Rudberg said...

What would light ever be without the shadows?

R.K. Garon said...

beautiful!
ZQ

Vandana Sharma said...

God's love, shines bright:)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I got even more from it the second time through - beautiful writing, Susan.

humbird said...

Much Love and Peace :)xx

rallentanda said...

Most suitable for a Sunday:)

Ankita said...

"You ride alone, but God holds one hand and Friends the other, so as you witness truth"....What a lovely write Susan...these words made my day. :)