Saturday, February 19, 2011

Poem: Snatch the Light

Snatch the Light

The sun is shining so brightly this February day,
I feel stirrings of spring
even though I know there
is winter left in the wind,

I feel powerful today
because of the promising sun,
 It helps me conquer the gloom
of ice-laden days
and dark cloaking nights,

nights full of shadows, misgivings,
insecurities, weariness,

no more, I say,
I will take this snatch of light,
store it safely in my core,
until the darkness falls,

I will pull it out
casting bright rays
across the landscape of darkness,
bringing winter to an end
even though
it still stirs in the wind.


  1. It's sunny here too. I like the attitude you express and will internalize that! xoxoxo

  2. I really like this one. Love the picture that goes with it. As we Quakers say "it speaks to my condition." Thank you.