La Luna

I wander in silence
face gathered towards the world

In the brilliant dark cold
a bright warmth heats my soul

And the stillness of quiet
centuries pass me by

As I dance a slow never-ending circle
floating through the universe

My beauty is seen
only by that which is greater than I

I know not fear, nor anguish,
nor hate, and I dwell in faithful peace

Sailing weightless,
in absolute nothingness

Never sleeping nor waking,
I am always halfway between the light and the darkness

And in my observance of a vast greatness
I sense the tranquility that there is in being small

©2016 Lara Hughes