Dec 14, 2016

Reflection: Song of Simeon

Here’s a reflection on Simeon’s song in Luke 2:25-33. It was written by Denise Levertov, and posted on Journey with Jesus.

Simeon’s Song

“Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace,
    according to Your word;
for my eyes have seen Your salvation….”
Luke 2:29-30

With certitude
Simeon opened
ancient arms
to infant light.

Decades
before the cross, the tomb
and the new life,
he knew
new life.

What depth
of faith he drew on,
turning illumined
towards deep night.

~ written by Denise Levertov (1923–1997). Posted on Journey with Jesus. http://www.journeywithjesus.net/poemsandprayers/