my cells singing their delight
in the pre-dawn hush.
awareing my breath’s ebb and flow
on shores that cool by the day
with winter’s arrival.
still velvety dark.
Venus is huge
and wearing a faint pearly corona.
I marvel that the light
which makes her visible to these eyes
began its journey so inconceivably long ago.*
yet I marvel even more
at this bright unknowable knowing we call awareness
which allows her luminous appearance
to be perceivable, along with all her cosmic neighbours
– this lucid light of livingness
which, unlike the intrepid photon,
has never endured a journey through matter, time and space
to arrive here
– miriam louisa
* Although rays from our sun’s surface take around eight minutes to reach Earth’s surface, the actual photons can take a million years to make it out of the Sun owing to the density of the material and hence being scattered internally so many times. See The Naked Scientists
Photo by Andrew Cottam