Pilgrimpace's Blog


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.

SONY DSC

photo from wikimedia commons

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: