Christmas is just around the corner with only 9 days to go! The event of the year for people in Christian countries and a time for joy for those who look to a higher meaning than the usual “shop to you drop” attitude that has preceded Christmas since the late 1950s. A small present for me was finding one of my favourite poems, “Anthem of light.” Oddly enough after searching the Internet, I found it on my own blog, posted during November 2012. Here too are some of my favourite photos from this year. Enjoy.
Quimper in Winter – Man with the Balloons
Little Brittany Village in Summer
The Road to Le Bon Repose – Brittany
ANTHEM OF LIGHT
O Light Invisible, we praise Thee!
Too bright for mortal vision.
O Greater Light, we praise Thee for the less;
The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,
The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,
Moon light and star light, owl and moth light,
Glow-worm glowlight on a grassblade.
O Light Invisible, we worship Thee!
We thank Thee for the light that we have kindled,
The light of altar and of sanctuary;
Small lights of those who meditate at midnight
And lights directed through the coloured panes of windows
And light reflected from the polished stone,
The gilded carven wood, the coloured fresco.
Our gaze is submarine, our eyes look upward
And see the light that fractures through unquiet water.
We see the light but see not whence it comes.
O Light Invisible, we glorify Thee!
– T S Eliot, ‘Choruses From The Rock’
Flower Shop reflections