POEM FOR THE FALL EQUINOX

With the Fall Equinox our daylight hours shorten giving us time to pause and celebrate the power of light. George Campbell’s Litany is a short work of poetic simplicity, expressing deep gratitude.

LITANY

I hold the splendid daylight in my hands

Inwardly grateful for a lovely day.

Thank you life.

Daylight like a fine fan spread from my hands

Daylight like scarlet poinsettia

Daylight like yellow cassia flowers

Daylight like clean water

Daylight like green cacti

Daylight like sea sparkling with white horses

Daylight like sunstrained blue sky

Daylight like tropic hills

Daylight like a sacrament in my hands.

Amen.

Born of Jamaican parents in Panama in 1916, George became intensely involved in Jamaica’s struggle for independence. His poetry reflects his country’s history and his personal faith, but his best work celebrates Jamaica’s natural beauty.

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2 Responses to “POEM FOR THE FALL EQUINOX”
  1. Dan Beeaff says:

    Expressive poem of daylight.

    Sent from my iPad

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    Like

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