A Day of Light

by Andrew Colliver

Original Language English

Rainclouds press the sea's
horizon, moist fingerprints
on the curtain of dawn.

To the west,
hunched shoulders of mountains
barely visible through
the cloak of gathered mist.

This could be a day
given to darkness and the ghosts
of regret stalking time
across this shadowed landscape.
We could

look and only believe
in the light of a sun
groping towards uncertain
revelation. Or we
could surrender to
unknowing, and in that know
only our innocence. We could

have eyes for the shimmer
of grace on the matted grey
of a murmuring sea,
watching as this sun

lifts now into
an eternity of sky.

- From the unpublished manuscript A Day of Light, by Andrew Colliver

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