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

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

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 

Bere-syt – ◊Ď÷į÷ľ◊®÷Ķ◊ź◊©÷ī◊Ā◊ô◊™‚Äé

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 6;¬† John1:1-3; Luke1:31-33,¬†Colossians 1:17, Revelation 1:8 and John 8:58.

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