Turn Aside and Look: Piercing What is Dead

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I saw that a yellow crocus bud had pierced
a dead oak leaf, then opened wide. How strong
its appetite for the luxury of the sun!
~Jane Kenyon from Otherwise: New and Selected Poems

 

Our appetite is strong for light and warmth.  Our desire is to defeat death, to pierce through the decay and flourish among the living, opening wide our face to the luxury of grace freely given.

We need only follow the pathway out of darkness.  We need only follow the Son as he leads the way.

4 thoughts on “Turn Aside and Look: Piercing What is Dead

  1. I am often amazed at how you unearth all of these poems that fit so well with your photos and musings which I enjoy reading so much. You must have such a vast library in your mind to borrow from. I can only imagine how you find the time in your busy life but I am blessed for it.

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  2. Beautiful analogy for the ‘Sun’ and the ‘Son.’
    The Son knows where the paths of darkness are and that there are many kinds of death.. He showed us how to recognize and to avoid them….

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