01 December 2019

A Little Light Prompt

holly leaf

Candle-bright sunlight bouncing off a holly leaf
into my eye prompts barricades around my heart
to fall aside: tasks and correspondence now due
tumble and the blessing side of shadow steps up
temporarily. Eyes close to protect and relish
this moment's gift. And refreshment remains when eyes
re-open to the window's sun spot and bright tones
around the room. Details in acrylic paintings
flash; even in the shadows they speak, expanding
into trees, mountains, deserts, tulips and acorn
squash. A black cat's tail flickers as a car passes.
A sigh escapes. Cleaning “lenses of perception”
takes this little while of deliberate let-go.
Infinity rushes in; and then it lets go.

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1 comment:

Anjum Wasim Dar said...

Respected Dr Susan what a wonderful moment of Grace and Blessing experienced here. This is truly a time of 'breaking the unseen stiff barriers around the heart, and to let in love forgiveness and joy. A lovely poem just right for the sacred season.