Light's Journey

Andrew Wyeth, The Revenant, 1949

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen

Light's journey like hope radiates outward
penetrating all openings
every splintered gap
each and every crack
broken boards
and broken hearts
reaching all points of breach
until the farthest place is attained
then like karma on the passage back
it's illumination reflects like glass
a brilliant glimpse of hope.


  1. Here's to the speed of light...

  2. this is wonderfully done...

    I love it!


  3. I don't know it 'hope' is the same as seeing the possibilities, but you are right that light does get through the cracks (if we let it). Beautifully written.

  4. Carrie,

    Such beautiful words by Leonard Cohen and complemented by your own words!

    I like your new Blog layout. Very clean and bright!
    Good to see you back again Carrie. Hope all is good.
    Eileen :)

  5. 'a brilliant glimpse of hope' - wonderful:-)

  6. Carrie, I absolutely love Leonard Cohen, by the way. I like your take on this photo....the last line says it all. Very hopeful!

  7. I cannot tell you how moved that I was with this passage. It was simply beautiful, so inspiring. And, I had to take pause to listen to it all ...

  8. Especially enjoyed the last two lines! thanks for visiting-

  9. Very nice.

    "like karma on the passage back" - perfect!

  10. Carrie,
    Hope is all we have, without it the world becomes a very dark place ... I really enjoyed your poem, its spirit.

  11. Carrie, the beauty of Hope is that it is alive! You've given excellent treatment to it!


  12. it is great to feel the hope within


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