Monday, September 04, 2006
From the Shadows - Acrylic on Canvas, Martha Marshall
by Tary Peace
Again the Dark Man beckons me
To lay with him a while.
He calls me to come to the cool darkness
There in the pitch of eternal night
With him who holds the mirror of all my sin.
He promises peace and forgiveness.
I fear I will only find the relentless gnawing
Of the tail-eating snake,
but stay and stay.
It’s the Bearer of Light that keeps me here.
She offers the golden day
She calls to me with bird-songs shouting,
“Rise up! Be with me!
Come see the ibis and the stork.
Come see the sea-cow on the shore.
I am your breath and the marrow of your bones.
Be bathed in the beauty of this fine day,
And stay and stay!”
(Editor's note: A poem by Tari Peace, pulled From the Shadows of the comments page from the previous post and illustrated wonderfully by Martha's painting.)
Posted by Martha Marshall at 11:13 AM