Have you ever been awakened by moonlight
so brilliant and full
in its muted illumination
that a breathless hope overcame you
from head to toe?
Have you ever considered the immense secrets
these nocturnal skies hold
about how our lives merge
into one life
when all is said and done?
Or have you given up on hope
as you would a failed wish upon a star?
Have you closed your eyes to divine surprise?
Does your mind topple any mystery that comes along?
Early in the morning
not long ago
the moon poured suddenly through a western window
sprinkling blue and white droplets
over my sleep-covered eyes
for a time
in its timeless memory.
I have no explanation.
Words (c) 2015 Mark Lloyd Richardson
“Have you closed your eyes to divine surprise?” Powerful and at the same time tragic. Just today, I prayed that I will never stop believing in the goodness of God. And that even in the weariness that can sometimes sap the magic of believing, I wait to be surprised! Thank you for this beautiful tribute to hope Mark. God bless. Sharon
mark lloyd richardson said:
Sharon, I always love hearing from you. I’ve had a bit of a dry spell. Remain open to divine surprise! You will not be disappointed. Blessings, Mark