Thursday, June 27, 2013
Bringing the Stars
hard in the dark beyond my window,
where reflected candlelight
flickers a dance of defiance
and catches the raindrops on the other side,
making them little worlds
where rainbows threaten...
It is black-dark night beyond my window
and my night-black cat
separates her shadow-self from
and prips and trips into the candle light
to greet me.
She’s diamond-clad and sparkling,
night-scented above the fragrance of myrrh
that burns in the corner of the room.
and, what with diamonds and gold
and the scent of night,
she brings the distant stars
and hidden moon
from behind stormy, cloud-wrapped sky
and places them, damp,
in my lap.
~Ruth Calder Murphy
Painting: "Sparks of Spirit" by Ruth Calder Murphy