Creatures of Solitary Light

Here, on this surge of hill, I find myself
not as I am or will be or once was,
not as the measure of days defines my soul;
beyond all that a being of breath and bone,
partaker of wind and sun and air and earth,
I stand on the surge of hill and know myself
Below, the stars sink landward, and above
I breathe with their slow glimmer; fields are gone,
the woods are fallen into the speechless dark;
no claim, no voice, no motion, no demand.
It is alone we end then and alone
we go, creatures of solitary light;
the finger of truth is laid upon my heart:
See and be wise and unafraid, a part
of stars and earth-wind and the deepening night.
~Jane Tyson Clement
“Here On This Surge of Hill”

The world feels like a fearsome place
with endless stories of tragedy and loss,
too much pain and suffering,
blinding me in its darkness.

Yet I listen to my risen Creator and Savior:
Be not afraid
Come have breakfast

Touch and see
Follow me
Peace be with you


As I am but mere breath and bone,
a wisp in a moment of time,
this truth anchors my heart:
I am called by His solitary light.

People gathering for Easter Sunrise Service on our farm 4/21/19 Photo by Joel DeWaard





2 thoughts on “Creatures of Solitary Light

  1. The world feels like a fearsome place
    with endless stories of tragedy and loss,
    too much pain and suffering,
    blinding me in its darkness.

    Yet I listen to my risen Creator and Savior:
    Be not afraid
    Come have breakfast
    Touch and see
    Follow me
    Peace be with you
    I’m looking for peace. Filled out an application for a place for my father on March 10. Thought he’d be on a long waiting list. But they called this week. They have a bed in personal care. We went. We looked. We are debating. It is a nice place. But am I ready to give up and say I can’t do this anymore. With all of the other health issues in my life…I have caregiver burnout. Please pray with me for the decision to be made.
    Linda

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