Light and Dark

Light and dark, both parts of one.
Never one without the other.
From darkness, light is born.
From light, darkness takes root.
Never one without the other.

The dance of life, always in between.
Light casts its shadows.
Darkness in those shadows grows.
Night gives way to day.
Day turns back what night has given.
Sun and moon always in twilight dance.

Each soul a dance from light to dark,
and then back to light.
No escaping darkness’ fall.
No escaping light’s return.
Light and dark, both parts of one.

Click here to hear me read this poem.

4 thoughts on “Light and Dark

  1. Thanks Paul, Dan, and Floots. Very much appreciate your comments.

    Paul, Theodore Roethke is a favorite of mine. I will drop by your blog and read your leafy piece.

  2. I like the sound as well as the content – a meditative effect akin to Theodore Rhoethke, if I spelled that name correctly – as in his poem The Wakng.

    I think I commented previously about noticing how trees seem to have a lot of meaning for you – I’d be interested in your reaction to my current post, my leafiest ever…

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