the colour of our lives

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the cool of the evening

stained_glass_windowhoneyed sunlight floods through
diamonds
of stained glass, summer warmth
on hair and skin.
There is a sombre beauty
here; the high-arched windows
glow with eucalypt-filtered light;
a kind and learned voice speaks
of the curses of a
mighty fallen king, of the
import and hope for mortal lives.

If God prefers to be
here, this is not clear;
warmed by the window’s glow,
I see Him incarnate,
leaning full-faced into the falling sun,
soothing the heat of day with the
cool of evening’s Indian Ocean breeze.


Image from Liverpool Parish Church (www.livpc.co.uk)
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2 thoughts on “the cool of the evening

  1. Evelyn on said:

    “If God prefers to be
    here, this is not clear”
    and never will be, I’d guess…

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