After an evening of distant lightning
a soft rain began to fall.
Our people have moved far from the earth.
I lie on the cool grass.
Above me are the mysterious lights of a far-off plane.
When I became a Christian the initial insight
came to me on the bed of my parents –
that I came from them, and they from their parents,
and so back to God.
Tonight I realised something else –
I was conceived in love
so love is my beginning.