Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Rising Sun

Wheat Field with Rising Sun, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889.
 prompt for Magpie Tales.

I light a candle for all those who hunger
for love, for hope, for peace, for faith.

I light a candle for those who are weary and overburdened,
who have lit their candle at both ends for far too long.

May a new sun rise on their day,
May they have the support they crave
and the strength they need.

May the fields they tend
grow a bounty of blessings
for them and all their loved ones.

My candle burns for all those in need.
May the light of the rising sun shine on all
and warm their hearts with love.
Submitted in response to Carry on Tuesday prompt- "my candle burns at both ends", the first line of Edna St. Vincent's poem, First Fig, and the prompt at Magpie Tales. Also submitted to Thinking of Them Thursdays - Week 4 and Friday Poetically

You may also like to listen to the poem, Saturnino Lux, by Roberto Amaya (click here to view) and
the song, I saw the light sung by Jamey Johnson (live at Farm Aid 25) (click here to view).

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