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THE BRIGHT FIELD

I have seen the sun break through

to illuminate a small field

for a while, and gone my way

and forgotten it. But that was the

pearl of great price, the one field that had

treasure in it. I realise now

that I must give all that I have

to possess it. Life is not hurrying

——

on to a receding future, nor hankering after

an imagined past. It is the turning

aside like Moses to the miracele

of the lit bush, to a brightness

that seemed as transitory as your youth

once, but is the eternity that awaits you.

Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913 – 2000), Laboratories of the Spirit, 1975, Macmillan

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