Colour and Quiet

The ferris wheel was lit tonight
      and in the Melbourne sky
it sparkled bright like cellophane;
     the stars hid in reply.

The moon no longer blazed, fire-red,
     for rain had quenched the ground,
and stillness sat with dancing light
     in quaint, harmonious sound.

Why night must come, the stars can't say -
     they dazzle all the while;
yet city lights distract our eyes
     and paint the evening's smile.

And ferris wheels - bright, moving, bright -
     share with the night their hue,
yet quietness echoes with peace
     and space has beauty too.

And so I sat while nighttime sang;
     the Sovereign of the Day
gives light and shade alike and proves
     His glory in each way.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

2 thoughts on “Colour and Quiet

  1. Lovely, Matthew! Matches the Scripture I read today from Isaiah 30:15, “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.’ “

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