Breath of Light

Leslie Gustafson

Castle Rock, United States

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Breath of Light

It breathes into
Suffuses, encompasses, shines
While we catch its brilliance in all that grows
Beneath the rays it so kindly offers
Bystanders to a majesty unremitting

Whether birch, moss or fern
Our eyes soak in some kind of awe
Reaching deep into the soul
Where light so wants to live
Mighty, clandestine yet ever so known

We walk into its storehouse
Companions to giants that surround us
As if we dare only stay awhile
Invited forever
Home to birds and all who nestle beneath outstretched arms

And then we leave
Looking so tenderly behind us
Grateful we could visit
This awesome breath of light
That feeds so many and seems to make sense of all

Growing our spirit
Refining our life
Ever seeking to inform
Our sometimes shallow life
With the message of light itself – where our being finds its greatest rest

Doug Gustafson

19 × 25 pastel on pastel card

This is my translation of Justin Atkins beautiful photograph Forest Mist of Paper Birch trees in Mount Yamnuska, Alberta, Canada for Sojie 16.Thank you so much Justin!

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