Pamela S. Wynn

Pamela S. Wynn, author of Diamonds on the Back of a Snake, is an adjunct professor at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

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Poetry: Advent Candles for St. Teresa of Avila

by Pamela S. Wynn 04-25-2018
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Lighting these candles—porous and buoyant—
Grounds us

Flames draw our eyes to heavens dotted white
With celestial thought

To look back in time through the stars
Hundreds of light-years away

To glimpse God standing
On the shore of God’s self

With outrageous visions and promises
Of hope that strain our belief

What can we do with such promises?
With tradition that grounds us in hope

In stars       in candles       in souls set alight?