The title is Greek for "gracious light" or "gladsome light." There is an ancient Christian hymn/prayer called the Phos Hilaron.

Phos Hilaron

When morning's

gladsome light

makes bold to speak,

she shapes

your radiant words,

your gentle voice.


When darkness

puts a fretful


to bed,

all sleepers dream

your dream of peace.


When nightstars pray,

they're borrowing

your long

deep silences

in which they shine

and thrive.

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Written on 2019-10-26 at 12:45

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your natural ability to bring "gracious light" into your poetry, and into our world, gladdens me with every new poem, this one with a gentle, abiding tone.