"Sunrise on the Bay of Fundy" by William Bradford‘Lights’ and Other Poetry by Connie Phillips The Society January 1, 2018 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 4 Comments Lights The shining Santas smile in silver sleighs, With dazzling reindeer poised on roofs, midair; The phosphorescent elves stare in a daze, While shim’ring tinsel hangs from angels’ hair. The flashing lights, the lamps and laser beams Illuminate the buildings everyplace— The lights so bright they blind us in our dreams, Their blazing patterns visible from space! When all the glitz and glitter disappear, As holidays come quickly and then go, When plugs are pulled a day beyond New Year, And dark descends amidst the cold and snow… The light of Kindness glows eternally In human hearts for God and Heav’n to see. In Fields I look around and wonder where’s this place, So unfamiliar to me now, I fear, With nothing I can touch, no one to hear. And as I sit there, coldness stings my face, I lose all sense of time, all sense of space. It’s hard to tell if I am far or near, It seems that all I’ve known has disappeared, All colors, flavors, sounds, and smells—no trace. The heartbeat of the universe endures, Sustains my soul—this great revolving wheel. The dark bears down, I know not what it yields, But knowingly my spirit rests assured; While waiting for the Truth that it reveals, I sit alone so quietly in fields. Connie Phillips is a former English teacher and editor living in Massachusetts. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 4 Responses Bob McGinness January 1, 2018 Perfect. I’m with you on this. Reply connie phillips January 2, 2018 Thanks! Reply Fr. Richard Libby January 2, 2018 These are very nice! I particularly liked the imagery in “Lights”. Reply connie phillips January 12, 2018 Thank you very much! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.