The dark is a summer shadow
A smile at the edge of the moon
A blanket to hang the stars from
A mask for a lover’s rune

The dark is a hidden promise
The blackened eye of a lock
The space in a hidden corner
The secret inside of a box

The dark is a dull reflection
A ghost in an empty tomb
A crack in the face of an angel
A voice in an empty room

The dark is a colour for dreaming
A billowing cloak for the wind
A cushion of curdled enamel
A place where the earth begins

The dark is a haunted vessel
The soft arm that cradles the soul
The view in a guileless mirror
Of the darkness we all own


Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

The drakness will prevail. A good moment to read this one, Dark and darkness...

You write beautifully.

Bye, Kiss, take care of you

9:56 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

A really "dark" poem. And we all do own it. Love it!!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

The darkness is a miracle when you iluminate it! This is gorgeous, Sue!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

this poem of yours.
how i wish i had written this.
really, really great poem.

5:56 PM  
Blogger gulnaz said...

russell puts it so aptly this is wonderful!!!
you write so well!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Very well put indeed!! darkness laid out so thought provokingly and yet..!
beautiful write sue!

7:57 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

I love how it runs through...like river ...I was thinking of you today...really and they you were in my blog...so I thought I will drop you a quick hallo to you too

8:00 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Sue, yes we all do own it. "A place where the earth begins" is a particularly intriguing thought!

12:47 AM  
Blogger Anki said...

...a colour for dreaming....darkness we all own... beautiful lines..simply love it!!!

1:01 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Thank you for your visit that other day..its been awhile we get so bussy around our circle of life we tend to forget those who always on our path

10:02 PM  
Blogger GEL said...

"a colour for dreaming"/"a place where the earth begins"- yes
enjoyed the many sides you painted of "dark", especially the promising ones
and so astute an ending about human nature-

5:47 AM  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

A very good poem this. Some great lines - the blackened eye of a lock, a crack in the face of an angel.

Back to school? No school visits yet - which is good, as I'm starting to catch up a bit after a very frenetic summer. Whatever happened to the summer?


11:15 AM  
Blogger castor said...

What a beautiful contemplation of "The Darkness"!!!

6:56 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Carba hope you are not feeling the dark too much

Pat thank-you

Russel quick turn out the light

CJ thank-

Gulnaz thank-you so do you

Prmod so glad you enjoyed it

Nasra what a lovely thought a river yes I see it now

MB I confess I was thinking about the creation story

Anki lovely to meet you

SMoon I think it definately varies with the mood

Roger it was last seen looking a bit dazed on the southern coast of France and was overheard to say it had completely missed the England stop, but might attempt a return for one Wednesday in June in 2007 so better hang onto that suncream.

Castor it would sit well with your wierwolf I think

7:47 PM  

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