light pours like rain

Claire Beynon: Flotilla

pours light
into every cup,
quenching darkness.

The proudly pious
stuff their cups with parchment
and critique the taste of ink

while God pours light

and the trees lift their limbs
without worry of redemption,
every blossom a chalice.

Hafiz, seduce those withered souls
with words that wet their parched lips

as light
pours like rain
into every empty cup
set adrift on the Infinite Ocean.

~ Hafiz

Art by Claire Beynon

divine dazzlement

I want to introduce you to artist Claire Beynon who lives and works in Dunedin, New Zealand.  Her art work, her poems and her writing never fail to uplift and inspire me.

Her blog is called All Finite Things Reveal Infinitude, from the poem by Theodore Roethke.  Here’s a luminous 43-second sample:


All finite things reveal infinitude:

the mountain
with its singular bright shade

like the blue shine
on the freshly frozen snow,

the after-light
upon ice-burdened pines;

odor of basswood
upon a mountain slope,

a scene beloved
of bees; silence of water…

~ Theodore Roethke

Claire’s bog: