Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Center of Things




By Alexa Szlávics - Own work, http://www.szlavicsalexa.com permission: http://www.szlavicsalexa.com/licence/licence.html, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34083052



I am the darkness,
awaiting exposition
by peripheral light.

You come,fear etched
in the many colors of your face.
Do you know that you flow
from my center--
your beauty, from mine?

I will sheath you in death's stillness
but for a moment
before numinous breath
finds you 
and calls you away.



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21 comments:

  1. This is striking, Audrey--darkness, light, color, that numinous breath calling away--an incredible dance.

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  2. Intense and a stunning piece.

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  3. That was way too deep for a Sunday morning. LOL But I loved it....the photo reminds me of a peacock on my son's farm....anyway, the whole experience was lovely in a dark sort of way.

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  4. One seldom thinks of darkness as losing anything or having anything snatched from it. This verso is quite interesting

    much love...

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  5. This is powerful, Audrey. Love the idea of peripheral light in the darkness.

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  6. Such complex and intense imagery... The sense of coming together like atoms was exactly what the illustration seems to say

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  7. I love the sense of using peripheral light... maybe that's why we have the darkness.

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  8. Fabulous....yes the light comes from within us....especially loved this line...

    'Do you know that you flow
    from my center--
    your beauty, from mine?'

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  9. This metaphor is breathtaking....albeit quite chilling.

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  10. A profound piece - powerfully written - that resonates with layers of spirituality ... to contemplate.

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  11. Hopefully that light within us never goes out.

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  12. Extremely intense, profoundly thoughtful married to that incredible image. You make me reconsider all of the templates I have been making and coloring. Thank you from the darkness within me,

    Elizabeth

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  13. the force of darkness is palpable here and thankfully there's the numinous breath...love the contrast...

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  14. Such an interesting narrative perspective - half comforting and half sinister to be loved by the dark.

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  15. Why is the dark so scary. Leonard Cohen said, "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

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  16. I love this. It seems so true and wise. The darkness and the light are both always present. Love how you express this.

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  17. Most creative and emotional poetry.

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  18. there was a quote i used to keep pretty handy...it went something like...do we blame the dark for being dark, or the light for not being bright enough? not that 'blame' is the crux of this, but...without one, can we truly appreciate the other?

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  19. You've got me thinking here!

    I find this striking and relatable (aren't we all?):

    I am the darkness,
    awaiting exposition
    by peripheral light.

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