Roots tuck under ebony blanket.
Tree-top, reluctant to sleep, teases black sky,
clouds swirling heavy, mounting high.
And in the space in-between,
branches cradle last light in tender arms,
as if tearfully crooning, “so long…”
But when creeping night looks the other way,
they stealthily syphon those silver rays
into secret stashes,
burning bright and clandestine,
‘til morning once more arrives.
13 thoughts on “Holding onto the Light”
So beautiful! The poem and the painting. Please tell me you are working on a coffee table book 🙂
Thank you Megan! A coffee table book would be very fun, should God ever open up the way. J
That was really lovely
THank you Richard! Your poetry is always a bright spot in my day.
You’re welcome, and thank you 🙂
I am quite certain God put you on this earth to minister to my spirit! (others too, of course, but right now I’m going to be selfish and say just me! lol) 😉 And I agree with Megan – a coffee table book is definitely a must! Thank you again!
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Blessings upon blessings!!
Ah you are so encouraging Jody! I feel certain God put you on this earth to keep me encouraged. J Please do come visit Colorado Springs sometime. I am certain we would have a very long soulful conversation. Thank you so much for the honor of your re-blog!
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Another talented artist friend I’ve met here on WordPress. She is definitely worth the follow. God uses her artwork, photographs, and writings to anchor one’s soul to something much deeper and more profound than this world could ever offer.
The succession of night and day has such a beautiful prose in this poetic flare you produced.
Thank you for visiting and commenting! I love the contrasts of seasons and time of day. Strangely enough, this poem began at a late baseball game where I witnessed the tree. Inspiration can come anywhere! 🙂
Definitely. A talented writer can work with all of the energy in the room, and any object around them. Inspiration is such a beautiful thing.
Beautiful artwork, it is rare to see a piece that captures many elements, nature, emotion, drama and intensity. The poem is a perfect fit.
Thank you! You are so kind. I’m glad you have created a blog – your beautiful photography blessed me this morning!