A Folding of Light
Observed from Cnoc na Péiste,
As clouds brush-stroked the land,
Soft shadows on the corn fields,
Painting forests lakes and strands.
The contours washed in shades of grey,
As light folded softly all around;
A masterpiece of nature’s art,
Both in silence and in sound.
It approached the place where I stood,
Then wrapped me in the scene,
And for a moment I was part of God,
And He was part of me.
* Cnoc na Péiste—often anglicised as Knocknapeasta, County Kerry, Ireland, part of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks.
John Anthony Fingleton: He was born in Cork City, Ireland. Poet of the Year (2016) Destiny Poets International Community. Contributed to four books of poetry for children. Poet of the Month (March 2019) Our Poetry Archive. First solo collection ´Poems from the Shadowlands´ was published in November 2017, which is available on Amazon.