RISE

by Simon J. E. Drew

Rise

1. On a dark and frosty meadow

‘Fore the dawning of the sun,

Wild caribous are calling,

For their day has just begun.

 

2. A cool breeze gently shifts the trees

As mountain birds are waking. 

A golden hue now pierces night

As distant stars are fading.

 

3. The sun now slowly rises 

Giving light to those who see,

And all the sun now shines upon 

Reflects with fervent glee.

 

4. And all who are are nourished

By the sun’s peculiar rays,

The campfire warms them through their nights,

And the sun’s light through their days.

 

5. The cold and lonely valley 

Now becomes a lively sight,

As foxtails glide above the grass

And bugs reflect the light.

 

6. And all that is is ising

As the daylight shelters all

From the terrors that the darkness brings,

But every sun must fall.

 

7. The sun will rise to midday heights,

And bear His horrid fate,

He will slowly sink below the hills

‘Neath Mother Nature’s weight.

 

8. And never will He shirk from this

Divine preordination,

For e’en the sun that shines above

Is bound by fate’s causation.

 

9. Wilt thou now feel the warmth of He

Who shines from heaven’s heights,

Giving wisdom to each Son of His

Who every candle lights?

 

10. Wilt thou listen to His promptings

As He seeks to chaos part?

Wilt thou sit upon a hilltop

Writing wisdom from thy heart?

 

11. Or wilt thou ever tarry

In the land of distant dreaming?

Wilt thou let thy fire smoulder

As the darkness now is scheming?

 

12. I say “Arise and be thou clean,

For the night is soon to come,

And all who now are sleeping

Will a dragon’s feast become.”

Comes the Night

The valley now is quiet,

Evening’s gloom hath dyed the sky.

The burning Sage hath fallen, 

Though His Logos will not die,

 

For the darkness doth make known  

That which the daylight hath concealed;

A sea of stars and a pregnant moon,

And the Universe, revealed.

 

By Simon Drew

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