Bioluminescence (poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

Bioluminescence (poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

Bioluminescence poem


Sometimes, when I fear
the small light I bring
isn’t big enough or bright
enough, I think of that night
on the beach years ago
when every step I took
in the cool wet sand turned
a glowing, iridescent blue—
and the waves themselves
were a flashing greenish hue—
imagine we could do
what 7.9 billion
one-celled can plankton do—
can shine when it’s dark,
can shine when agitated,
can shine with our own
inner light and trust when we all
bring the tiny light we have,
it’s enough to illumine
the long stretch of night.


by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

(Artwork by Polly Castor)

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

1 Comment

  1. Dilys 2 years ago

    Very uplifting, Polly- thanks for sharing.
    It’s a beautiful sunny day here in my part of the UK and it seems as if Spring isn’t far off. It’s easy to be upbeat on such a day but we need to be able to be upbeat and shine in the gloomiest of times too! Thanks for the reminder x

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