I Love the Way the Morning
Strikes Against the Darkened Hills
I love the way the morning strikes against the darkened hills
set aflame the sleepy grass below a golden mantle reign
But the sun above is shadow to a greater sun by far,
and That Thou Art I heard Them say.
And I love the way the morning sets afree the greening leaves,
there in service to the growing of the tree in you and me.
But the sun itself is servant to a greater sun by far,
and That Thou Art, I heard Them say
And I’ll always love the morning as he reaches out from space
there renewing all creation, try to wake the human race,
To the shores of understanding, by a sea of Living Light,
And That Thou Art, I heard Them say.
Collie Ryan is a theosophist. She lives, paints and writes “off the grid” in Texas. Her poem “That Thou Art” is also a song.
On 14 September 2016, after examining the state of the esoteric movement worldwide, a group of students decided to found the Independent Lodge of Theosophists. Two of the priorities adopted by the ILT are learning from the past and building a better future.