I heard Your laughter in the light
when tore I free from tangled snares,
my feet towards the orchards ran,
awaiting broken wings to heal.
Amidst the darkness was the light,
unseen but by my aching heart,
a blinding light, the brightest white,
that wove a cloak of golden warmth.
A laughter deeper than the sound
of thunderbolts among the clouds,
the mountain echoes of the wind,
and rushing waves upon the sand.
I hear Your laughter in the light,
‘Tis when I know that You are near,
as close as closer than my breath,
my Life, my All, my purest Love.
D. G. Vachal © 2014
Hello Dee, my dear,
If I might share my poor interpretation – as your verses spoke for me:
Ensnared by the distractions of excessive wants – I tear free of these temporal treasures. I’ve been hurt (in this case, my cup is filled with brackish water) and need healing (need recharging with your Love).
The word ‘but’ denotes that my reason had failed (my sight) but my aching heart (my faith) sees the light.
A laughter that touches me deep. I discern your laughter in the light and realise how close You are – have always been.
All good wishes and blessings for 2014,
P/s I notice that you dropped off blogging a bit and am happy to have you back 🙂
Thank you for your deeply insightful interpretation, which speak to me a great deal. The “reason vs faith” perspective hit home.
If I may confess, this poem is a decades-after reflection on an actual almost mystical experience I encountered when I traveled to the United States for the first time to attend Graduate School. This was during Martial Law in the Philippines, and I almost did not make my plane because the Travel Agent botched up my papers, ie Exit Permit. It was a mad dash from the airport to the Travel Agent and back to the airport, and it was miraculous how I got on that plane. While boarding, with my heart pumping, at the left corner of my mind’s eye, I saw a blinding light, and I heard a holy laughter….and so this poem, which is a bit structured unlike my free verse poems, albeit absent of rhyme.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this piece, Eric. As well, all good wishes and blessings for 2014.
p.s. The holidays were hectic, starting from Thanksgiving on through New Year’s Day. Am glad to be back to blogging. 🙂
Wow! My dear Dee – the light and laughter – that gave me goose bumps.
When He decides, nothing and certainly no sloppy travel agent can stop it.
Yes I definitely agree, when He decides, He opens the door that no man (or woman) can shut. Thanks again, Eric.
I love this glorious poem which sings straight into my heart too, and I love your conversation with Eric – beautiful. I love the heavenly laughter and the Shining Light !… thank you so much..
I am so glad this poem sings straight into your heart, Valerie! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Best wishes, Dee
Great piece as always, Dee. Happy New Year!
Thank you, Joseyphina. All my best wishes for a blessed 2014!
Breathtaking…and wondrously encouraging! Blessed New Year, Dee!
Thank you, Susan! I am heartened to know this post was an encouragement to you. A Blessed New Year to you, too, Susan!
The photo is beautiful, and the poetic verse as well.
Thank you, Joyce. New Year blessings! Dee
Dee your words are enchanting and magical! I especially love the title…It brings to life a wonderful smile! Thanks for the hug!
Thank you, Wendell, I am happy to know the words of this poem bring a wonderful smile. Blessings, Dee
O, Dee, I love this………and I am reminded that all we have loved live in us………..in our every breath, one shared remembers. Beautiful. Love to you! ~ Bobbie
Thank you, Bobbie. Indeed all that we have loved and love live in us, in our every breath, and closer still. Love to you, too! Dee
Dee, light has all elements of joy encapsulated ~ye set them free! True beauty! Lovingly Debbie
That is such a wonderful insight, Debbie, that light has all elements of joy encapsulated. Thanks so much for your kind and uplifting words. Love to you! Dee
Beautiful! Very moving. Well done.
Thank you so much! I am blessed by your visit and comment. God bless you!
Gratitude and appreciation for this wonderfully written poem! I share this experience of seeing the white and golden light, the awareness of the Divine Presence and the awe of the joyful Oneness with It and with all that is everywhere. Such a great and wondrous Mystery! Many thanks for the beauty of the thoughts and feelings you share so eloquently through your poetry Dee.
Dear Shelley, I am so sorry for not responding to your comment for so long. I have been away from blogging due to the pressure of business and work. I do hope to be back as things quiet down a bit. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this poem, and I am glad that we share the same feelings about the great and wondrous Mystery! All my best wishes, Dee