Crushing

Crushing

There’s a point in the ocean
where depth and pressure
are more than a hull can take.
All that water, bearing down,
crushing.

The darkness
     condenses,
     consumes,
     conceals.

There’s a point in the sun
where depth and pressure
are more than an atom can take.
All that mass, bearing down,
crushing.

The light
     condenses,
     creates,
     celebrates.

2-20-2020

Prompt

Aflame to Gaze (Seadna)

Wherefore Gregory makes the contemplative life to consist in love of God, inasmuch as through loving God we are aflame to gaze on His beauty.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae II-II,180,1.

The heat that spreads and warms also
Serves as light to repel the dark,
That warmed and lit we may bestow
On beauty as our fixèd mark.

11-12-2019

What is a Seadna?

November 2019 Poem-a-Day Challenge #5

Lost (Casbairdne)

This fog has hands, wandering––
Wispy bands send spiraling.
This light plays tricks, bewitching
Day and night, shade confusing.

“Where is Virgil? Can he lead?”
I plead, frantic. “I have walked
Wooded shadows aimlessly,
Couldn’t name a truth nor talk.”

I see a path at long last,
So fast by, I nearly missed
The way out of these dark clouds
Led to day and breeze-blown bliss.

6-28-2019