Everything is in Reflection

 

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everything is
in reflection

the planets
pieces of dead star
by night
are big with sunlight

the trees
on the tip of the canyon
still black with night
are white with sunlight

the dark pools
at the bend of the North Platte
echoing the crags above
are bronze
with sunlight

and you
in this huge darkness
in this ten millionth part of time
and this ten billionth part of space
look at me
with what I think is godlight

 

© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
February, 2003

DAVID ILLIG