illumine me

i saw this first this morning
behind my house at dawn
scientists say we can’t see light…
only that which it illuminates.
the invisible clarifies the visible.
master of the universe…
i cannot see you.
but you’ve seen me,
made me who i am,
clarified me.
i am only because you are.

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • BrianM

    beautiful poem Dave.

    I think God’s challenged you to a paint-off!

  • Heidi

    Visual and literary beauty all at once. Excellent.

  • Eeyore Puddleglum

    Oh, dear, I see Freddy Krueger looking at me above the second tree on the right. Does God look like Freddy Krueger? Oh, my.

  • Trevor

    Wow, those colours are amazing. Good shot, old boy!

  • Julia

    If a tree falls in the forest….