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Monday, 28 May 2012

To Light


Absence of you,
Great gift of the Creator
Reveals the billions upon billions of solar presences
Beyond us:
It is you that picks out the gaps of the nocturnal:
What wonder!

In your presence
Greyness recedes from the gloom,
Supplanted by
Vibrancy of colour,
Perception of distance
And the delight of an expanding horizon:
What wonder!

Your components,
Revealed wonderfully
By rain, mist, glass or gemstone
Have a brilliance
Beyond the creative imagination
Of human sentience:
They dazzle,
They corruscate,
They take the breath away
With their loveliness
And  with their imprecision:
What wonder!

Dancing colours,
Distilled from you,
Full of delight for the eye:
You generate wonder
As you fashion the arc of a rainbow:
What wonder!

Are you one of the gifts
Which veils the presence
Of your maker?
A gift which has the honour
Of hiding the face of
The Holy, The Immortal One?

The sheer wonder
Of your manifestations
Implies, could be!
That the dazzling, dancing beauty
With which you have been invested
Hints at such greater role,
Ethereal, far beyond the earth-bound.

Sweet Light,
You astonishing gift of the Creator,
Reveal to us
At the appropriate time
Yet more beauty,
Yet more glory,
Yet more wonders
Than the many, many, many you reveal before us now.

This theme is also explored at Darkness, Illuminator

Other poems, meditations and songs with a SCIENCE & FAITH theme can be accessed HERE

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe
It is currently thought that the Universe has at least 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars! Hence the use of the word ‘scintilla’ for a mere ten thousand billion.

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)
Cross and Particle Accelerator. The words of 'A Prayer for Understanding' can be viewed by clicking on this image

Nebula (Embroidery)

Nebula (Embroidery)
Nebula (Embroidery) to accompany the poem 'Invitation' which can be found by clicking on the image.

Orange Galaxy

Orange Galaxy
'Orange Galaxy' posted to accompany 'Bounded and Boundless'. Go to the poem by clicking on the image.

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower
Cosmic Icon 7 - Summerflower Nebula (Acrylic)

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth
Cosmic Ikon 8: Moth Nebula(imagined-acrylic) The Gold field of deep space is intended to convey the Lordship of Christ over the whole of the Cosmos

Surprise garden rose (Photo)

Surprise garden rose (Photo)
This beautiful head of roses in our garden, which are giving off a delightful perfume in the morning sun, seems a fitting picture to link to the sonnet 'Evolution and Beauty'. Let the picture take you there. It is a surprise because it is growing high on a bush of otherwise pure yellow roses: amazing!

Cross and Vortex

Cross and Vortex
'Cross and Vortex' to accompany 'Stars and Planets Sing Your Glory'. Click on the image to go to the poem/hymn.

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)
Gaseous Cosmic Threads: Mixed media - acrylics and painted threads

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)
Warm Umbrian Hills: Click image to take you to the poem St Francis' Sky

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)
'Cosmic Labyrinth' - This icon is a symbol of the path through the near reaches of the Cosmos with its 'Havens' where current advances in science (2012/13) are celebrated. By clicking on the picture you will be taken to the latest version of the poem of the same name.

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)
Time, perhaps to consider a restorative break before the approach of Advent/ Christmas. Let this image take you to 'On Drawing Apart'.

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)
On the South shore of Iona is a bay which shows the industrial scarring of a beautiful place. Read of it by clicking on the picture

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)
Cross and simple prayer rope: make one like this to use as an aid to using ‘The Jesus Prayer'