Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Journey Into Africa 1994: Circle of Night and Day

on July 3, 2015

I looked up at rain-freshened evening sky
Heavens so high you can see past forever.
Watched a full moon rise beaming soft light
Saw millions of stars sprinkled like sequins
Flung across inky black background of night.

Before daybreak next morning, all wrapped in silence
Waking-up world enfolds me in enchantment
Alone with my coffee before morning game drive
I sit with animals invisible in darkness.
I saw them yesterday, know they are there.

Stars still in their heaven the birds start to call
Life all around stirring, a new day beginning.
Small creatures chirp, buzz, rustle the grasses
Staking own territory, searching for food. As the day lightens
Large animals appear sounding no noises.

Life in its abundance bursting its seams.
Creation amazing pulsing around me
My soul and my senses filed near overflowing
I’m only a visitor with the good fortune
To show up in time for my front row chair.

14 responses to “Journey Into Africa 1994: Circle of Night and Day

  1. […] Journey Into Africa 1994: Circle of Night and Day – Cronechronicler […]

  2. kutukamus says:

    Indeed, some lucky passersby we are
    In some friendly way-station
    Might as well to give us some notion
    Of then in the hereafter 🙂

  3. I of July says:

    Heavens so high you can see past forever – really like that line

  4. Beautifully evocative.

  5. […] Journey Into Africa 1994: Circle of Night and Day – Cronechronicler […]

  6. Meredith says:

    I imagine I’m there with you with a mug of strong coffee.

  7. Powerful imagery! Just beautiful…

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