Lifting the Dusky Gauze

Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, 
and by degrees 
the forms and colours of things are restored to them, 
and we watch the dawn 
remaking the world in its antique pattern.
~Oscar Wilde from The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. 
Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
~Leonora Carrington

In the moments before dawn
when glow gently tints
the inside of horizon’s eyelids,
the black of midnight
waxes to mere shadow,
the fear forgotten for but a few hours.

Gloaming dusk
fades into gleaming dawn,
its backlit silhouettes stark
as the darkening earth
slowly opens her eyes
to greet a new and glorious morn.

4 thoughts on “Lifting the Dusky Gauze

  1. As Wllde’s ‘dusky gauze’ is lifted I am moved to wonder – how will – how can – this new day, this gift of our Creator-God – be different? What special way can I thank Him for all that he has done for me? What can I do to bring joy to someone I meet today — a friend – a relative — complete strangers whose sadness I fleetingly see in their eyes?

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