Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Friday, April 24, 2015

Staring-a poem

CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith from a Place of Winter for the Years of Winter… ©

If I stare hard and long
into days that are no more
I may see there a moment
perhaps a day in June
with sunlight
on golden hair
riding slow on air so soft
that even angels
held their breath
on that day that is
no more

If I stare hard and long
into this day of now
I may find there some moment
present of the present
a lingering bit of warmth
from the touch of my empty cup
that gives me one more breath
on this day that is

John Robert McFarland

The “place of winter” mentioned in the title line is Iron Mountain, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula [The UP], where life is defined by winter even in the summer! [This phrase is explained in the post for March 20, 2014.]

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