the light of the world

When you hide your face, the sky falls.
Stars burn cold; the sun slumps,
refusing to rise to the occasion;
the moon gapes like a dumb rock.
When you look away, ashen shadows
coat everything with their fingerless touch.
Turn back.
My life is in your eyes.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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2 Responses to the light of the world

  1. bejamin4 says:

    This is a ladder that reaches to wonderful.

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