Mark Scrivener

Poetry Poems Original Verse

Sunday, May 29, 2011



Without your power of warmth and light
All would be ever icy night;
And thousands of millions of human eyes,
Through all our time, have seen you rise;
O earth-revivifying, light-endowing one.
O master of our sky, life-rousing sun,
Once you are out upon day's round,
For us, all other stars are drowned
Within your splendour. Fire-heart,
Your children worlds are bound in worship

O light-abounding power, vision-spinning,
Your dawn is our eternal re-beginning;
The sky's vast blue, all colours of the earth,
And even sight itself, all come to birth
From your unending, swift, proud-shining shower;
All earth's green plants grow up upon your power,
All browsing beasts devour your leaf-caught glow.
Our minds have flowered from looking on your show.
And when eye-astounding face sinks down,
The moon is still your pale and mottled mirror.

Your power the weave of swirling winds, the ocean
You right-endow with precious gift of motion;
Bird chorus greets your dawn with rousing sound;
Toward you each flower unfolds devotion, even
The grass blades bow to trace your path in heaven.
Earth's water veins you power and purify
By calling rain-bestowing clouds on high;
You heat the humus life, the python, trout,
And butterfly draw inner warmth from you.

We follow your onward spiral through star vastness,
As you ray light and heat upon the darkness;
You pour your ceaseless power and blessing down
On earth's miraculous and living gown;
Oh, ever-giving, powerful planet heart,
Our hearts are still surrounded by the dark,
And after all, when all is said and done,
We are all one, still offspring of the sun,
If only we were faithful like the sun,
Endowing all of life with warmth and light.


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