Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Endless Hope

Without a doubt, Madeleine L'Engle ranks as one of my top three all time authors. Her poetry and prose captures the thread between humanity and divinity like no other American author, particularly of the 20th century. She sees the Creator as both loving and firm, but above all else as the source of all Hope.

This particular poem seemed to fit this image well. It is a picture of Caty Mae in New York City, walking along the Brooklyn Bridge in the rain. I love that she chose a bright pink umbrella. The hopeful color contrasts with the grey city and the gloomy weather and shouts a proclamation that Hope is an endless ring of light piercing the darkness of a lost world.

A great ring of pure & endless light
Dazzles the darkness in my heart
And breaks apart the dusky clouds of night.
The end of all is hinted in the start.

When we are born we bear the seeds of blight;
Around us life & death are torn apart,
Yet a great ring of pure and endless light
Dazzles the darkness in my heart.

It lights the world to my delight.
Infinity is present in each part.
A loving smile contains all art.
The motes of starlight spark & dart.

A grain of sand holds power & might.
Infinity is present in each part,
And a great ring of pure and endless light
Dazzles the darkness in my heart.

Madeleine L'Engle

Photo courtesy Raina Hoover

Most Elements from DigiDesignResort, Vintage Artistry collection

Other Elements by Kim Klassen (texture overlay) and Faith Sisters (stitches)


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous how you fit the photo in with your words.

EarlK said...

Beautifully done,


June Caedmon said...

This is simply beautiful, Stephanie. Thank you for sharing - I look forward to reading more of Madeleine L'Engle.

Anonymous said...

Lovely collage!