Wednesday, December 2, 2009
'The gifts of the night'
By Chris Heeter
This full moon night
may your heart enlighten with the sky
finding companionship in darkness
learning again and again
the gifts of the night.
I wish you trust this full moon eve
knowing you belong
as much in darkness as in light
Bright moon brings shadows and form
leaving off detail and color.
Shows us a different way of seeing
a different way of knowing.
Where much is left to mystery
but all that is needed is illuminated
This same full moon occurs on this same evening
over all the earth
no matter country or creed
no matter despairing or hopeful
no matter woodlands or dessert or city.
Walk in it.
See with clear eyes and open heart
what is there for all the world this night.
Chris Heeter is a wilderness guide, author, speaker, poet, and leader of The Wilderness Institute. You can sign up to receive a poem written by Chris every Wednesday here. Her book of poetry, Wild Thoughts: Just Outside the Window, is published by Yileen Press.
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