A delicate scattering of shattered Abalone,
Glitters in the vast velvet of midnight sky;
Inlaid landscape, in white mother of pearl;
Lovingly drape, delicate lace, on each tree;
Ruffles of ice edging roofs, beams underlie;
Above windows covered frosty ice all a furl;
Frozen beauty! An eye desert made for me!
My self-centric view of a vast sparkling sky;
Encircled by horizon; trail my eye and twirl;
I am at center of beheld universal beauty!
My arrogant misunderstanding; I must try,
To side-step self; peer intently; to unfurl
The truth, in stars of fire not cold Abalone.
I, one so small; to know must I learn to fly?
I unfold myself and re-center heart’s burl;
Embrace Holy one outside Universe I see;
New perspective from above; needn’t fly!
To see myself as insignificant but God’s girl;
So small but part of His purpose in infinity!
As I gaze into winter night and by faith try,
To fathom Wisdom, setting galaxies awhirl!