TSM 184 — Let your light so shine

Let your light so shine, a beacon
for drained and withered, dying souls.
Revive spring to their winter season.

Salve the madness back to reason
Restore jagged fragments into wholes
Let your light so shine, a beacon

Neutralize foul acts of treason
Bright care cauterize weeping holes
Revive spring to their winter season

Scalpel out the darkness’ lesion
Infuse joy to their daily goals
Let your light so shine, a beacon

Stock their bank with warmth’s accretion
Thaw frozen heart’s arrhythmic tolls
Revive spring to their winter season

Lithotripsy stoned concretion
Filter out dust’s blind, choking hold
Let your light so shine, a beacon
Revive spring to their winter season

Let your light so shine…” is taken from a Bible verse, Matthew 5:16. It was the first thing that popped into my head when I looked at the image. The poem is in villanelle form.

Carrie is today’s host for The Sunday Muse.  Just an FYI, I will be on a 99% blogging break for the month of November.  See you in December!

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    This is great. A very nice poem! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol anne 🙂

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  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    A wonderful message and lovely rhyme and form Lisa! Enjoy your break.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Carrie 🙂

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  3. Dora says:

    I was just listening to his “Morning Has Broken” – what a great arrangement! – Now this to lift my spirits! Beautiful sentiments and poetry, Lisa. Enjoy your blogging break: will miss you!
    pax,
    dora

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    1. fireblossom32 says:

      Now I’ve got the Bellamy Brothers stuck in my head!

      Cat Stevens said that Longer Boats was about UFOs.

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      1. Dora says:

        Now how did that happen, and should I apologize?! As for UFO’s, who’d a-thunk?

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Dora, I think he changed his mind later and said he wasn’t serious, but then you wonder was he being honest the first time or the 2nd time… I thought it was about finally “going home.”

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          1. Dora says:

            So did I, and I’m going with that, lol. :>)

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      2. msjadeli says:

        I read that too, Shay.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you very much ❤

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    A lovely vilanelle. Would that such a light would shine!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Beverly, I think it shines in each of us ❤

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  5. hedgewitch says:

    Quite an adroit and sharp villanelle, which I admit is one of my very favorite forms. You use your words fearlessly, but never inappropriately–every simile, metaphor and description is apt. Thank you for introducing me to the concept of lithotripsy–and hopefully I will never know it any more intimitelay than here. A really solid, thoughtful and energetic piece.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Joy, I’m blushing by your kind words. Thank you very much. I never had lithotripsy and I hope I never do, but one of my blogmates did (Hi Max!) and he told me about it.

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  6. Sherry Marr says:

    Beautifully done. Enjoy your blogging break!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sherry 🙂 I hope to.

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  7. Love this Villanelle, Li. May the light shine on!
    Enjoy your break and know that you will be missed. ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thank you very much for the kind words and appreciate that I will be missed ❤

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  8. Irene says:

    Enjoy your break, MsJadeLi, looking forward to reading you again in December!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Irene thank you very much. Hope to get some house chores done and some artwork done. See you in December ❤

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Beautiful Jade. Relax and enjoy! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, thank you. You may get a postcard sometime in November 🙂

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  10. wyndolynne says:

    Love this–it feels as if it’s relaxing me as I read it. And a Cat Stevens’ song! Just perfect.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much and happy it had that effect on you 🙂

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  11. Helen Dehner says:

    I sit here, optimistic and hopeful … the result of reading this fine poem. Enjoy a much deserved break …

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, thank you for the lovely feedback ❤ I will certainly be enjoying my break (especially my wrist and shoulder!)

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  12. writingwhatnots says:

    Beautiful villanelle Lisa – a poem of optimism and hope. What a wonderful piece to leave us with! Have a lovely break. ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion, thank you very much ❤

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  13. Gillena Cox says:

    Lithotripsy. New word i had to look it up.

    Nice poem. No room for shadowdy doubts. Lean to the beacon.

    Much💜love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gillena, thank you. Indeed!

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  14. Jim says:

    I’m gonna light this little light of mine,
    Let it shine, let shine. . .
    You wrote a nice adult version of this song.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim, thanks. It’s based on the Bible verse, but why not a song also!

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  15. Myrna says:

    This is so lovely. The message is wonderful and I admire how beautifully you write a villanelle.
    Have a nice break.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Myrna! (was on blogging break for month of Nov, hence late response!)

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  16. Susie Clevenger says:

    My light is rather dim at the moment. May those with bright light carry it forward. The world needs it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Susie, I think our lights shine at varied intensity over time, which is why a community of lights can always keep the darkness away. (was on blogging break for month of Nov, hence late response!)

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  17. Truedessa says:

    Great use of the form and your opening line is the light that draws the reader in.

    Salve the madness back to reason – May it be so as everything seems crazy some days.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment, Truedessa. (was on blogging break for month of Nov, hence late response!)

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  18. othermary says:

    Well done, you! I find this form quite difficult, but you’ve done it brilliantly.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mary! (was on blogging break for month of Nov, hence late response)

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  19. Dale says:

    I’m late to the party but needs must say how wonderful this is!

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