When the thunder crashes,
When the winds howl,
That your heart,
Once a desert,
No longer thirsts.

When darkness falls,
Without moon or stars,
That your mind,
Once lost,
No longer wanders.

When the storm rages,
When lightning strikes at your feet,
That your spirit,
Once frightened,
No longer hides.

When the road fades,
And the journey ends,
That your soul,
Once apart,
Returns home.

© 2010 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

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Alden Solovy is a liturgist, poet, editor and writing coach, as well as an award-winning essayist and journalist. His work combines ancient ideas with new voices and modern rhythms into a unique range of prayers, meditations and poetry. Find more of his work at To Bend Light on Facebook, Twitter and

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