Love, like a flame, cannot fail to give out light.
Now at last the first snow falls
like a blanket upon dim powers.
Keep the fire alive now
and do not disturb the sleep
of roots and seeds...
The shining winter sky
is close enough to touch;
and you too are this sky.
No reason to distinguish.
For all the stars flow through your veins.
If you wake up early, do not wake up to
for someone else's agenda,
but wake up early to sit on the border of dark
and listen for the Word,
If you stay up late, do not stay up to fulfill a
that will never satisfy
but stay up late because your spirit is caught
in something true.
If you say yes, say yes from a place of your
soul's landing in the world.
If you say no, say no to be free for your own
Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery.
Did the rose
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
It felt the encouragement of light
We all remain