This Solemnity

This Solemnity

There is a solemn
time of day
when creation holds its breath
for a single moment
preparing to be ‘reborn’
once again as the light
begins to lift the eyelids of
the night…

The union between
darkness and light
can never be contained—

Still, if you watch closely
the intercourse
shared between these two elements—
births a divine dawning
day after day,
season after season,
year after year.

This festive marriage celebrates
every moment of life—
even through mighty storms
and earth shattering chaos—
Even on placid
sultry moments
when all is so still…
so calm

ONE vanishes into another
creating and re-creating
the most perfect day—

The most mystical night…

We are born into this
This unity of beginnings—

No tomorrow will ever be again
and today is gift
beyond words—

Find a moment in
‘this’ solemnity—
to bend on sacred knees—

Touch the earth
and let’s sing
a hymn of praise…
in silent wonder—
Behold Holy Awe.

11 replies
  1. Ann
    Ann says:

    I love this morning’s poem, Sandy. It reminds me of my favorite part of every flight traveling to Europe: the point where’s it’s still night where you’ve come from and the daylight to where you’re going…whenever I have experienced it, I marvel at God’s majesty. It’s just a tiny window of time to see night AND day at the same time and it never ceases to amaze me.

  2. Maggie
    Maggie says:

    Breathtaking!! As I watch for myself the dawn kissing the darkness all is quiet, then the day is as it shall be, never to be repeated. Beautiful through and through once again Sandy! I loved every word and your photograph that spoke to my heart.


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