In The Cleft Of A Cold, White Rock

In The Cleft Of A Cold, White Rock

In The Cleft Of A Cold, White Rock 150 150 Catherine Lawton

As in the close space
between dawn and dusk
of a January day when
hoar-frosted trees
have their feet in snow
and their branches
raised against a white,
weighty sky, a crevice
of blue breaks and
frosted arms sparkle;
I find myself pressed
between granite slabs,
as it were, longing for
warm feet, for light to
lift and reassure.
God put Moses in a
cleft of the rock and
showed him His back.
I desire also His face.
Then, like a split of
brilliance in the clouds,
His hand lifts and I see
His trailing glory and
that He has been here
all along. And I know
without seeing that
He is smiling.


Catherine Lawton’s poetry collection, Remembering Softly: A Life In Poems is available through Amazon and Cladach Publishing.


Catherine Lawton

Catherine (Cathy) Lawton has enjoyed producing written expression since she was a toddler scribbling in the margins of her preacher-father's theology books. From age 12 to the present she has written poems, articles, stories, books, and blogs--often for publication. In 1999 she founded Cladach Publishing, where, as publisher and editor she enjoys giving other authors opportunities to share their ideas, expertise, and stories with readers. Cathy's first love is poetry. The compiled poems of her life (so far) comprise a spiritual and emotional memoir of searching faith, sometimes faltering but constantly clinging to hope, while learning to love.

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