Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Still, still with You...

Claude Monet-Le Parasol

"Still, still with You, when the purple morning breaks,
When the birds awake, and the shadows flee;
Fairer than the morning, lovelier than daylight,
Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee.

Alone with You, amid the misty shadows,
The solemn hush of nature newly born;
Alone with You in breathless adoration,
In the calm dew and freshness of the morn.

As in a sunrise o'er a waveless ocean,
The image of the morning star does rest,
So in the stillness, You discerning only
Your image in the waters if my breast.

When sinks the soul, subdued by toil, to slumber,
Its closing eyes look up to You in prayer;
Sweet the repose, beneath Your wings o'ershadowing,
But sweeter still to wake to find You there."

-Harriet Beecher Stowe