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(Panhala) Vespers by John O'Donohue

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  • coronaborealis444
    Vespers As light departs to let the earth be one with night, Silence deepens in the mind, and thoughts grow slow; The basket of twilight brims over with colors
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2013

      Vespers
       
      As light departs to let the earth be one with night,
      Silence deepens in the mind, and thoughts grow slow;
      The basket of twilight brims over with colors
      Gathered from within the sacred meadows of the day
      And offered like blessings to the gathering Tenebrae.
       
      After the day's frenzy, may the heart grow still,
      Gracious in thought for all the day brought,
      Surprises that dawn could never have dreamed:
      The blue silence that came to still the mind,
      The quiver of mystery at the edge of a glimpse,
      The golden echoes of worlds behind voices.
       
      Tense faces unable to hide what gripped the heart,
      The abrupt cut of a glance or a word that hurt,
      The flame of longing that distance darkened,
      Bouquets of memory gathered on the heart's altar,
      The thorns of absence in the rose of dream.
       
      And the whole while the unknown underworld
      Of the mind, turning slowly, in its secret orbit.
      May the blessing of sleep bring refreshment and release
      And the Angel of the moon call the rivers of dream
      To soften the hardened earth of the outside life,
      Disentangle from the trapped nets the hurts and sorrow,
      And awaken the young soul for the new tomorrow.
       
      ~ John O'Donohue ~ 
      (To Bless the Space Between Us)
       
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