Lutheran Church window – Luderitz (Namibia Series)

Bringing brightness

You bring such a rich abundance of colour
into the rambling dullness of my life
you ignite some fire, in the mid afternoon
of my listless, lonely existence

You flood me with your glowing warmth
enveloping me in a trance of tranquility
bestowing a deep sense of sheltered peace
you delivered, more than I expected

But when the sun slowly sets in the west
you retreat, fearfully fading into reality
deep into the darkness of night, while I hunger
for the experience to be repeated, renewed

Again tomorrow…

The Lutheran church in Luderitz, Namibia, boasts the most beautiful handpainted stained glass windows which comes to life in a burst of colours against the glow of late afternoon African sun


windows, colour, beauty, glowing, longing


  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistabout 4 years ago

    Isn’t it a delight to be able to bring words together as we do…
    Yours are really beautiful and meaningful.
    It was a joy to read them…..
    I only seem to write when I see or read something that inspires me to.
    So I hope I continue to be inspired.
    Abundance ( inspired by AnniG )
    In this world an abundance of things may come
    but unless it is seen and felt, it will only be accepted by some
    We live, we pray, we die, but we all must have hope as well
    for the future must be kind, if on this earth our children must dwell….
    Larry D… July 4, 2010.

  • Aaaah, Larry – what a delight to receive such amazing feedback and an honour to have inspired you to pen such awesome words… you really should post it – it is not only beautiful, but so truthful and powerful as well!
    So glad you dwelled on my posting here…thank you!
    Anni G

    – AnniG

  • Mia Rose
    Mia Roseabout 4 years ago

    oh.. such a rich, colorful write.. these words resonate with me very deeply. Uitstekend, vriendin! :)

  • Mia…I only see this comment now…27 days later…so sorry for the late reply – thank you very much for your beautiful words, as always!

    – AnniG

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanking you kindly, Brett!

    – AnniG

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinalmost 4 years ago

    Very Beautiful

  • Thanks, Christine! x

    – AnniG

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackalmost 4 years ago

    lovely shot..its nice with just the tops of the pews picked out in light..wonderful.

  • So glad you liked this – such a gorgeous little church which absolutely comes to life in the late afternoon!

    – AnniG

  • tim norman
    tim normanalmost 4 years ago

    poem xx

  • :-)xx

    – AnniG

  • Theodore Kemp
    Theodore Kempalmost 4 years ago

    Silence. solitude. Beauty of light through the windows and pews…very cool shot !

  • thank you Ted…so nice of you to drop by and comment so kindly!

    – AnniG

  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work…half of the glory of these is the desire to take them….looks very lovely!

  • Thanks for visiting, Simon! x

    – AnniG

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    really beautiful!

  • Thanks for stopping by!

    – AnniG

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 4 years ago

    How beautiful

  • Thanks for visiting, Lyn

    – AnniG

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