There is something so beautiful about dappled light.
My hike today included a long path with such light. It lay before me, like a regal carpet with a welcoming invitation. “Become dappled as well,” it seemed to say.
And so I did.
I walk steadily along, with a gentle breeze, tall trees on either side; light piercing through numerous spaces in the canopy of branches above.
I brought a poetry book (this has become a new habit). Poetry, I thought, might be considered dappled words and befitting to read in such light.
I opened to the first poem, a well-known poem, a favorite.
Renascence, from The Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay:
The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide
Above the world is stretched the sky, –
No higher than the soul is high.
The heart can push the sea and land
Farther away on either hand;
The soul can split the sky in two,
And let the face of God shine through.
Excerpt from Renascence, Edna St. Vincent Millay
Wishing you all a peaceful weekend full of long paths,
and dappled light.