Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Light That Holds Us
By Don Iannone

Be not afraid--
for your love
is strong enough
to lift you far above
any dark night of your soul.

Lose not hope--
for there is a power
greater even than the sun
whose light is so strong
we must close our eyes to see.

Remember always the truth
that gave birth to you
and will always be with you
no matter how dark the night
or how cold the wind may blow.

10 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Words to anchor to!! Good poem!!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Pat. In a storm or any difficult moment in life.

Rob said...

This is really good. I need to remember the message contained here.
The last lines remind me of Krishna's words when he says to Arjuna: "Even in your darkest hour I will never abandon you."

Don Iannone said...

Yes indeed, Rob. And I lifted "dark night of the soul" from St. John of the Cross. It seemed so fitting. Rob, there is a special blessing in this poem the one from yesterday. It's real. More than words. Enjoy your weekend. I'm sure it will be an adventure for you.

Mike said...

Hi Don, I was particularly struck by the lines "for there is a power / greater even than the sun / whose light is so strong / we must close our eyes to see." I love the way you wrote that. This poem transcends religions too. Well done!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Mike. It is a transcendental poem in those respects.

Imemine said...

To leave the past behind every moment in order to live in the moment.

Don Iannone said...

Imemine...those illusory devils keep reappearing.

Liquidplastic said...

Thank you.
Peace and blessings to you and your beloved ones.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Amias!

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