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late vocation

This very good poem by Bonnie Thurston from Practicing Silence makes a good basis for Lenten reflection


In the gloaming

when death comes

clearly into view

as the horizon

of life’s landscape,

the call to illumination,

to focus the shining darts

of life’s lessons

as a magnifying glass

focusses rays of light.


The task of middle age

is to dispose

of the extraneous,

to focus desire’s flickering

until it flames

at the incendiary point

of an undivided heart

and makes of love

a pure, bright blaze

before a falling night.


photo from wikimedia commons


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