Thursday, December 24, 2015

Light Returns: December 22, 2015

Photo by Craig Sargent
How then does light return to the world after the eclipse of the sun?  Miraculously.  Frailly. In thin stripes.  It hangs like a glass cage.  It is a hoop to be fractured by a tiny jar.  There is a spark there.  Next moment a flush of dun.  Then a vapour as if earth were breathing in and out, once, twice, for the first time. Then under the dullness someone walks with a green light.  Then off twists a white wraith.  The woods throb blue and green, and gradually the fields drink in red, gold, brown.  Suddenly a river snatches a blue light.  The earth absorbs colour like a sponge slowly drinking water.  It puts on weight; rounds itself; hangs pendent; settles and swings beneath our feet.
The Waves

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