Long was I a prisoner in rock and plaster cage;
Long had I been locked from sun and kept from pleasure’s page.
You peered in past walls I built, your pick and axe were true;
Your hammering with tools of trade effectively broke through.
And oh! the pain as on my heart you etched your loving hymn;
The light blazed in and blinded me, whose eyes had grown so dim.
As pen scraped glass, my soul bled blood, and in the bleeding, healed;
When clouded panes grew brighter still, my sentence was repealed!
My prison walls have been transformed into an abbey bright;
Your light shines through transparent soul, a window full of light.
And now the light can shine both ways, a barrier no more;
As you light me, I light my world, and in the lighting, soar!
“As pen scraped glass, my soul bled blood, and in the bleeding, healed”
A fabulous poem, and an amazing line. How we writers shed through the damage done with the power of the pen, the quill.
Thank you for finding my blog and commenting.
And I thank you for your lovely words, and for visiting as well! Yes, the power of words to leach what ails us is phenomenal. Deep calls out to deep – only one who has also learned in these walls will find the insight you have – so my heart, a fellow wanderer, joins yours in your quest! Happy writing!
very very beautiful!!! thank you for sharing!!
Thank you! This one is very meaningful for me. And I absolutely loved this image I ‘stumbled across’ this morning. It has a very ‘hallowed ground’ feel…
Wow, that’s very impressive! I’m very honored my photo is paired with this beautiful poem.
thank you for that, Melody
Oh, I’m so glad you liked it! You are welcome. I thank you for your powerful images! I already have my eye on another one or two – so I will be back when I am in the writing mood! 🙂
Well, if they’re as beautiful as this one be my guest 🙂
Truly uplifting, and the words, imagery and rhythm are beautiful!
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
this gave me a rush of feeling! x
Oh, good! Thanks!
love the picture, love your poem. Lovely, just lovely. 🙂
Really enjoyed reading this. I have to admit that I don’t read as much as I should or would like to so glad to come across your blog! Very beautifully written! 🙂
Thank you so much! Ah, there is so little time, and so much to read. I love finding new blogs too!