water light shining silence light water

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– A white light like a silence
Accentuating the great songs!
– A shining silence wherein God
Might see as in a mirror
The miracles that He must next achieve!
Ah, Light,
That is God’s inmost wish,
His knowledge of Himself,
Flame of creative judgement,
God’s interrogation of infinity…

(from Hugh MacDiarmid’s ‘A Moment of Eternity’; for ‘God’ some other less masculine/personal symbol may substituted like ‘the Tao’, ‘the Void’, ‘the Universe’… MacDiarmid, son of a postman, 1892-1978, was an atheist communist and Scottish nationalist. The photos were taken at East’s Beach near Kiama.)

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~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on April 1, 2013.

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