Friday, February 18, 2011

"...into the day's brilliance."

This human being, each night nevertheless
summoning--with a breath blown at a flame,
or hand’s touch
on the lamp-switch--darkness,
silently utters,
impelled as if by a need to cup the palms
and drink from a river,
the words, ‘Thanks.
Thanks for this day, a day of my life.’
And wonders.


And drifts to sleep, downstream
on murmuring currents of doubt and praise,
the wall shadowy, that tomorrow
will cast its own familiar, clear-cut shadow
into the day's brilliance.

(from "Human Being," by Denise Levertov)

(Photo with boulder with long morning shadow taken this morning as the sun first appeared over the hill to the east of Boulevard Park on Bellingham Bay)


Loren said...

Glad to see you got some sunshine on your walk.

It's easy to see why the Huskies named their mascot Sun Doddger.

The Solitary Walker said...

Lovely photo, am. 'Thanks for this day ... And drifts to sleep'. It's nearly midnight here in England and I'm turning in!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo and a wonderful poem. Oh to be thankful for everyday.

bev said...

Wonderful photo. It seems to me that the boulder is watching and waiting for something or someone.