Monday, 28 July 2014

Full and drained and sacred II




There’s a morsel of darkness
hidden somewhere in the cup;
that doesn’t make the light less.
Shadows can lift the light up,
and some things only phosphoresce
when it gets dark enough.


Let mine be dark if it is dark;
dark has its wisdom, secrets
as dazzling as sudden sparks
given off by a drained goblet.
Black and white both find their marks
whichever we ignore or forget.


Let mine be whatever it wills;
enough that yours brims rose.
The tavern has wide doorsills,
decanters of light and shadows
and the wine-bearer distils
wine; wisdom; hope; and sorrows.


Let mine be darkness or light
but let nothing pass untasted
even emptiness can be bright
and not a drop should be wasted;
beauty can be empty white
and darkness can feel sacred.












10 comments:

  1. Ooh, your writing is great! love it.

    gave me dark and swirly visions!

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    1. dark and swirly sounds good to have!

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  2. HI Nila - lovely poem and words .. I can see the colours swirl around ... then drained and sacred ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I can see why now...thanks for being here.

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    1. Glad you found it so, I tend to like dark as much as anything else

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  4. For some reason this poem particularly resonated with me. 'but let nothing pass untasted'.

    Have you visited Alex J. Cavanaugh yet? He'd love to interact with you.

    Denise <3

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    1. Ooh, I'd love that too! His blog is one of those I visit but don't feel I know him/his blog/subject well enough to comment, Am clueless about sci-fi mostly :) except some of Asimov. Prefer to let just this genre pass untasted :) glad you liked the poem.

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    2. Comment at Alex's. That way you expose yourself to many bloggers who might be intrigued enough to visit you. I don't usually find much of interest at Alex's, not being into sci-fi, trivia, etc, but there's always something to comment on as he is a tireless blog diplomat. No secrets here, I've told Alex I love long, crafty blog posts...D

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    3. Thanks for the tip, Denise, will try. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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