Written on 13 April 2019; published on 14 April 2019
Image: “Woman Hanging Out the Wash (‘La blanchisseuse ou femme étendant du linge’), by Berthe Morisot, ca. 1881, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berthe_Morisot_-_Woman_Hanging_Out_the_Wash.jpg … public domain …
DESCRIPTION: Woman in long skirt, blue apron, and long-sleeved white blouse, arms uplifted, hanging clothes on a clothesline. The artist conveys the effect of white, shimmering light on the clothes, the woman, and the background vegetation.
Late yesterday afternoon, after Palm Sunday Vigil and communion with the holy congregation, I was driving home, and I wrote this poem …
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SHEETS OF LIGHT
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
13 April 2019
Light came down in sheets and folds
. . like cake mix falling into a cake pan
. . like clothes-pinned billows of wet sheets
. . . . .that fold and snap in a wild breeze
. . like Heaven slaloming
. . . . . through the streets.
Now, now is the time.
Dearest of the dear
Nearer than the breath of life
Faster than silver-footed thought
More sure than mother’s love
More curious than cats
More glorious than sunlight
. . caroming past Palm Sunday
Oh my Soul, remember!
–from Link: “Sheets of Light,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 13 April 2019; published on 14 April 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c9k ..
Alice B. Clagett
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