Poem: “September’s Light”

September’s Light

The light is
In the sun
Of gold

To warm you
When your thoughts
Grow cold.

The light is
In the wafered

Piercing pitch
A glorious

The light
Reflects in
Crystal snow

Blanketing woe.

The light is
In infants’ souls

Glistening water
Will deepen
Their shoals.

The light is
In your flocks’
Flawed faces

Waiting to
Heal from
Penanced graces.

For you are robed
Royal- purpled

Light of the world!

Hilary McRee Flanery

Hilary McRee Flanery studied Theatre Arts in college at Webster University in St. Louis Missouri, USA. She has been in numerous theatre productions over the last 20 years but her real claims to fame have been "Opening Nights" in leading roles on delivery tables throughout the US Midwest where she has performed and produced ten children.

"Raising a large family and writing means that I set up strict priorities. I start each day with a prayer that has been in my family since God was a boy - 'Come Holy Ghost...give me the faith of your Saints, the courage of your martyrs, and the money and success of your athiests.'"

Hilary and her husband, Randy, have been hapily married for 30 years and are certifiably insane. They know this to be a fact since Randy is a Clinical Psychologist.

The Flanerys reside in St. Louis, Missouri with their 10 children, termites and a large bottle of wine. She blogs at www.hilaryflanery.blogspot.com.