Graced Moment


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Graced Moment

A yellow sunbeam beckoned me
before day turned to night;
the air was clear and magic,
the sky was bright.
To westward, sheets of golden silk
shimmered and glowed,
luminous clouds hung in the sky,
rippled and flowed.
I turned around, an urge to seek
the eastern sky,
and there, clear arched above the road –
a rainbow high.
Both ends were anchored in the earth,
a perfect bow,
a blessing from the sky above
and earth below.
The colours radiated clear,
distinct, yet one.
A double arc crept into view;
the work was done.
Such scenes have happened here
since time began:
an arc with seven rungs –
part of the plan
to lift our minds to cosmic truth
and draw us home
to love’s embrace, the ancient goal –
no more to roam.
A cosmic child, summoned to tell
all time and space,
Earth speaks of star-dust images –
Creator’s face.

– Sr Mary O’Shannessy FCJ

In Everyday Splendour (Melbourne: Poetica Christi Press, 2011), 104.

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