Distant Reflections: a Poem About Light
from the sun
makes the moon to shine.
And light reflected
from a glass
gives us a view of us.
Ripples on a pond, the reflections
of the wind, or,
perhaps a stone.
We find our way (and so do bats)
made of sound.
And from the planets far,
we see our own sun's glow
reflected back to us.
And (so I'm told) our earthly lights
reflect back into space.
So I reflect, in silent thought
upon the idea
of a thousand and one distant suns
basking in our earthly glow.
© 7-88; rev 12-28-95 C. Elizabeth Carl
© 6-5-10 C. Elizabeth (Carl) Elias
© 2010 Liz Elias