Today's poem is Darkness by Alan Payne, which you can find here.
The photograph is on Kelvin Bridge, Glasgow, though, to be honest, there are many such lamps in the city, mostly (or only? I haven't checked) on bridges over the River Kelvin. Most of my walks at the moment take place in darkness, and these lamps are always a welcome, friendly, landmark on my way.
God of night and day,
As this first week of Advent draws to its close
Help us to discover once more
That, though you are hidden from our sight,
You are present, even in the deepest, darkest night,
And so to find our rest in you.