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Come We Now Out of the Darkness

a "forest" of red and orange paper star lanterns in the dark

Come we now out of the darkness of our unknowing
    and the dusk of our dreaming;
Come we now from far places.
Come we now into the twilight of our awakening
    and the reflection of our gathering.
Come we now all together.

We bring, unilluminated, our dark caves of doubting;
We seek, unbedazzled, the clear light of understanding.
May the sparks of our joining kindle our resolve,
    brighten our spirits, reflect our love,
        and unshadow our days.
Come we now; enter the dawning.