Then there was light!’
Give me light, early morning light in all its delicate fronds
Scraping through clouds or burning the edge
Of the earth with cold fire.
Give me dappled light, broken through trees
Hazelnut light, bracken light, patterns of light on stones.
And the yellow light inside the Acacia tree.
Give me dark light, and misty light,
Fog light and brown light, they too seep into my thoughts.
Give me gentle light, and hard light of summer days
Raking long shadows in the long evening.
Starlight in the Californian desert the Milky way
A glittering highway ploughing the dark sky.
Moonlight, sending its cold glow into shadows
And over streams and through woodlands.
I see the camera sees the light I don’t see.
I love the sea’s light, reflecting the sky,
In all its mesmeric changing, white and gold, yellow
Black and green, like a precious stone whirling colours
Through chemistry, and sometimes azure eyes.
Snow light, dusting dreams, hiding a world refracting light
With crystals of light, that settle and obliterate.
River light and light in Norfolk, wide open light like a wave
Spreading across the landscape like love
Warming the golden corn.
Then there is wake up light, dawning on us, light,
Ethereal mind bending cosmic light,
Which shatters souls and re-bends ideas ,
Exciting light, telling me the moment
Of awakening has come,
I wish for light, for darkness will come
And I will lose light.