Tuesday, October 20, 2015

After the Massacre

“The real point of the contemplative life has always been a deepening of faith so that our union with God is experienced.” Thomas Merton


Close to the ground
there is darkness.

Deep shadows 
fill the spaces,
trunk to trunk.

They cling, 
spread wide roots, 
hold on, 
resist 
the savage pull 
of night

while high geese
shout praise 
light lifting
strong wings.

Trees nod, 
and raise high branches
to faithful God, 

positive flame
making bright 
hidden day.

(12 Dec 2012)

1 comment:

  1. for the children and their parents, my heart breaks.

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