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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