Inspired by Ken D Williams' poem LIGHT, which I acknowledge with gratitude.




Let There Be Light

Sometimes light whispers,

and sometimes light shouts,

and sometimes light clears its throat impatiently.

 

Sometimes the dust of a room full of books

gets noticed more quickly

in the day-glare.

 

Sometimes we keep the light out:

with shutters, with window-shades,

with venetian blinds.

 

Sometimes "natural" light

ill-suits our purposes,

and we switch on the lamp,

happy with the more moderate glow

of an energy-saving bulb.

 

Sometimes, at solemn moments,

at holy moments,

we need the lively flicker

of a candle.

 

And sometimes 

we need an open sky

in a rural field,

where nothing obscures

the myriad lights

of illimitably distant stars.





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Written on 2021-03-17 at 09:15

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ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Now as Spring is in the air
Light more each day
Days appear longer by the day
As nigh darkness shorthorns
Ken D
2021-03-17