Dark Nights

thespiralbookcase.com

thespiralbookcase.com

Curious

to listen to

the reflections

of the skeptics on

the spirituality

of the saints 

As though

it were

surprising

that those who

serve God’s will

most often feel

the farthest

from God

That those

who cast the

brightest light

are themselves

conscious but

of deepest

darkness

To touch

a leper out

of wholeness is

but mere magic

To touch one out

of one’s own

leprosy is

miracle

Advertisements

About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
This entry was posted in poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Dark Nights

  1. Deep, dark and yet enlightening….

    Like

  2. “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness…”

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s