Upward flight

The startled water bird leapsSwift as thoughtFrom dreaming on the placid pondTo soaring, onward circling heights.His skyward thrust is master of the moment's fearWhich falls awayUnheeded as the silver raining from his breast.

So we, with quickened urgency,Respond to Love,Awake from dreadTo vibrancy and joy.The dark dissolves in clear transparencyOf fresh perceiving—That Life has always compassed usWith LIGHT!

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