Friday, May 23, 2014

At the midpoint of darkness

At the midpoint of darkness
he planted a light, small
to be sure but sufficient
to burn, a defiance
against the darkness
choking the life it smothered.
The darkness laughed
at the impunity, even as
the light began
to tear it apart.

Photograph by Marina Shemesh via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Doug Spurling said...

"The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it." John 1:5

Maureen said...

I just finished reading Brown Taylor Brown's 'Learning to Walk in the Darkness', in which she looks at darkness not as evil, bad, or something to fear.

SimplyDarlene said...

Yes, yes, yes! One of my favorites of yours. There are so many, but still… this is one.


Anonymous said...

that place
the bedroom
and the bathroom
in the middle
of the night