Thundering Darkness – A Poem for Advent

Today begins the season of Advent – the time when Christians wait for the arrival of Jesus.  My Pastor approached me several weeks ago and asked if I would write some poetry for the Sunday’s in Advent.  Here is the first of four poems.


In response to the first chapter of Matthew, these words touched my soul:

Thundering Darkness

In the darkness of the soul,
the beating of angel’s wings.
Thundering silence waking hope.

The dark house speaks as
two sleepers breath for three,
in life giving rest.

Waking he hears the whispers of those who have gone before.
Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Uncles,
all speaking future joys.

A stirring hand finds his,
in comfort and concern,
reminding him to paint baby’s room.


I read this in church this morning and here is an audio clip of me reading the poem:

May peace find you and yours,
Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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17 Responses to Thundering Darkness – A Poem for Advent

  1. And best wishes to you, Andrew. A thundering good piece of poetry!

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  2. Debra says:

    I hope you’ll share the others, Andrew. This one is moving and meaningful and memorable!

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  3. You really have to get it together and publish your chapbook. And include the audio–it makes a big difference.

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    • You’re right, got to get off me butt and get that done. For one project, I’ve researched what it would take to get an audio book done through Audible – so far it looks like I could record it myself and do it as a self-published deal.

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  4. Beautiful words for a beautiful season. Also, you have a great voice!

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  5. jfwknifton says:

    That’s really good. Congratulations.

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  6. slpsharon says:

    Wonderful poem Andrew.

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  7. Annika Perry says:

    Lovely poem, Andrew capturing the personal, individual. Tender and loving. Also great to hear you reading the poem. 😀 I look forward to your other ones.

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  8. I love the images that your poetry sends to the mind. Well done. Hope you are well

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