Vast light, a million suns of kindness or love or compassion, amid the sea
of sorrow and joy.  May we all be dizzy in the shine of this forever-light.

I Have a Witness

Among the stars one light shone below

the line of the mountains, a campfire maybe.  Steady.

All night I kept in mind that sun, my chosen

place, and let the earth gyrate.  With dizzy

certainty I slept inside that reckoning.


Sometimes a center the soul can recognize

will speak from anywhere, inside a mountain, or from

a whirlwind . . . The world can take; the soul

restores.  A million wrong voices proclaim.

One light lives forever.


William Stafford, from A Scripture of Leaves
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