Where in the wilderness of life an adumbration points the way
From our benighted place, our strife and sorrows, to the sun of day,
A banner flares out on the breath of some great strength to give reprieve
To wearied lung and heart, from death to lift us to where we believe
Once more that goodness lies within, that kindness is courageous love,
That generosity’s akin to calling stars down from above
And handing them to needy souls to light their way to higher ground,
And that small songs pierce blazing holes in prison walls with their mere sound—
Here in the bitter night and cold, when such a beacon lights a spark
To guide us forward, as of old, let us rise up and leave the dark
And carry all our fellows, too, to those bright, grand palatial places
Where in the wilderness the true angelic joy renews its graces.
Truly lovely and hopeful. I love starting off my day like this.
Beautiful words and post, Kathryn, and a lovely way to end my day! ♥
Starting, ending or in the middle, I am ever so happy if I can give a touch of welcome warmth to your day, my dearest. 🙂
Like especially the music in the title, “Hope Lives in Unexpected Places” and the final three words, “renews its graces”…
I thank you, my darling. Always so pleased to find words that ‘fit’ for you.