Friday, May 15, 2009

North Shore Light

North Shore Light, 1 and 2 (Paintings by Kevin Macneil Brown,
acrylic on canvas board, April 2009)

North Shore Light

Something happened this
morning so that
the warmth of rising sun
on my face was

strong as the knowing of god,
or the heat of human love.

I could turn my back
on all of this, even
look away completely, but

I’d still
feel it in full.

It’s as if there were
more than one
sunrise today,
and from more than one

I could be forever
describing this,
so maybe it’s best to


In this moment, here I am,
on this beach in north shore light

Over there, to my left and
stands Our Lady of Good Voyage
with her bells and lilac breezes

Over there, to my right and
those mountains of waves rise,
with clearing fog, and gliding

And in all this

the living
north shore light
now finding,


another voyage

-Kevin Macneil Brown