Shattering Into Light2 lo res

Shattering Into Light; 2017; 20″ x 27.5″; mixed media: oil pastel, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic.

Here,
taunting dark,
questions stab,
backwards bend.
Shutting down,
like sifting sands
closing in.

Tender, firm command:
“Ask.”

Gentle touch:
Unanswerable questions,
open wounds.

Eyes downcast,
hesitant,
unable to hold
this claustrophobic space
anymore,

I ask.

“Now, listen.”

There,
in quiet circle of sentinel trees,
I hear:
not a mighty wind,
not an audible voice,
not a word.

Just a fragile stir in the branches.
tracing vast sky beyond,
unspoken invitation:
Let go.

I let go.

It feels like waves of
wonder,
anticipation,
Presence

It feels like

shattering

into

Light.

Blinded,
I see.

11 thoughts on “Shattering Into Light

  1. Ah, my dearest Collen before reading your poem I could hear those words in my ears. And I let go to the beauty you create, my dear friend. Sending love and xxxx [It’s good to be back after my long absence!]

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