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Bright Morning Star

Bright Morning Star, Bright Evening Light
One and the same, Star of Day, Star of Night

Great Star foretelling Earth’s sweetest seasons
Winter storms soft, Summer storms fleeting

Bright Star of Evening, Bright Star of Dawn
Harbinger of mysteries, Wandering Star of Kings

O Glory Star, O Illuminating Wonder Star
O Brightest Star of Stars, O Shekinah Star

Bright Morning Star, Bright Evening Star
Unfolding to us heaven’s richest holy gift

O Star of David forever bright, O Promised One!
Fountain of Life, In Your Light we see light

 

© 2011 S. Michaels, Knowing Every Acre
References: Psalm 36:9, Revelation 22:16


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Doxa

Out of valleys, Valleys of tears, Valleys of fears Valleys of years

Lead, O Lord

Out of waters,  Waters of grace,  Waters of mercy, Waters of rebirth

Empower, O Lord

Upon high mountains, Mountains of faith, Mountains of peace, Mountains of praise

Mountains of glory

Stand me, O Lord

© 2011  S. Michaels
Knowing Every Acre


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Alizarin Suite

Star-like notes

Afloat

Sing sacrosanct

Above evergreens

Crimson deep

Paints

Cold seasons radiant

Reflects cranberry,

Alizarin, poinsettia

In icy windows

Winter

Wears quiet red

Solitude’s

Sanctuary of the heart

Spins

Darkening days bright

© 2011 S. Michaels
Knowing Every Acre

Author’s note: Alizarin, to painters, is an ingredient for madder lake pigments of crimson hue. The ancient source of alizarin was derived from the root of an evergreen plant in India with a starlike leaf structure 


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Bere-syt – בְּרֵאשִׁית‎

Before universes sang
White lilies danced
Where icy seas parted
Divine symphonics rang
Life book pages drew
Angel’s wings in storms
Sunrises on date palms
Riverbeds and fractals
Creating with abandon
Laughing as a father
Holding his first born
Time clothed eternity
In a blanket of stars
In the beginning…

©  2011 S. Michaels
Knowing Every Acre

Author’s note: Bere-syt is Hebrew, meaning, “in the beginning”. The Greek word, “Genesis” is derived from bere-syt. References: Isaiah, Chapter 9, verse 6John1:1-3; Luke1:31-33Colossians 1:17, Revelation 1:8 and John 8:58.


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December Notes

Tags sparkling on velvet
Chartreuse taffeta pillows

Broad bows brushed
Pine cones. Branches

Cornucopias. Music notes
Boxes, scissors, everywhere

Evergreen garlands
Bowls of golden pears

Treasures wrapped
Bearing insignias

a dove, heart
a rose, a cross
a bird’s feather…

Placed with care
Adorning ornaments
A compass, a star

Christmas sentinels

Wondrous. Waiting.

© 2011 S. Michaels
Knowing Every Acre


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Zooo-m

Let’s do this. Clean it up! No roadmaps. Navigate.
Travel highways, byways, places between
Change pace. Skip out on old debates. Stay new.
Abandon dim corridors. Take flight!

Go beyond words. Do good. Be yourself.
Get adventure. Live well and then some
Abide for real. True Vine and New Wine.

Unforgettable. Flavor life beautiful!
Climb a mountain. Launch a ship.
Pedal to the metal. Go! See the world.

Find liberty. Road test joy. Explore strength.
Unplanned. Hidden. Off the charts. Stretch bliss!
To all this, add la pepperoncino. Spice things up.

Move. Breathe. Pray. Laugh! Let tears fall.
This is it. On track. New days. Try. Again.
Give it your best. No kidding. Make room!

Let life live.

© 2011 S. Michaels
Knowing Every Acre


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The Searcher

Dark nights spent searching
Through storm-swept forgotten places
Shouting out names, echoed on stones
In caves, caverns, along ancient byways
Scaling cliffs and dangerous paths, he raced
Seeking strangers and wanderers, lost or alone
He came out of nowhere when all hope was gone
Sweeping away blackness, chasing away night
Healing the broken, binding up their wounds
A physician, a teacher, his love knew no bounds
Rescuing yet another, and another, and another
They say He spoke gently when asked who he was
And whispered and told them softly…I AM…

© 2011 S. Michaels
Knowing Every Acre

Author’s note: ‘Lappidoth’ is a little-known Biblical name which inspired this poem and means ‘a man of many lanterns’.