Friday, July 8, 2011

Black and white








As the sunlight feeds the shadows,
so a silver glow is spread
by the moon in deepest darkness
where the brave ones dare to tread,
and befriend the inner demons
that are hidden in their soul,
for the light and dark united
is what makes the psyche whole.





43 comments:

  1. Very nice Shadow, love the photo with the words. lots of truth to this.

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  2. The image is a powerful one and contributes well to your poem - a perfectly matched pair. Great post!

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  3. oh i have befriended mine...makes life easier than denying it...nicely spun ma'am

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  4. great writing. I especially love the first three lines <3
    Crying With A Sense Of Human

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  5. It is, as always, a matter of balance.

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  6. Oh, yes - dark and light were ever one. Loved the domed shapes in the image - so much nicer than square! ♥

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  7. I like the light and dark united.
    Light and dark instead of offsetting each other, they compliment each other. Maybe the inner light does calm the inner demons. Nice writing.

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  8. A visit from the Shadow always brings me happiness! Thanks.

    Ya know, at certain times I try to eliminate either that darkness, or sometimes the light. But I believe you are SO right, Shadow. It takes both to make...ME!

    Great insight! A pleasure to be here this Friday.
    Love, and PEACE!!!

    "Are you HAPPY?" (Today's post.)--grin!

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  9. Quite profound. Light and dark can go hand in hand as yin and yang.

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  10. Shadow,..
    The way you think and speak makes me feel whole.

    Cheers!

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  11. Beautiful poem Shadow,
    the words fit in beautifully.


    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  12. so so true...befriending my demons as I write this!! Good one!!

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  13. Ah yes to have dark without light is impossible. Beauty and chaos here, lovely.

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  14. yes, so much of yin and yang is in our minds

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  15. the photo reminds me of Windhouse on the island of Yell in the Shetlands

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  16. Clever poem, it fits the picture very well.

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  17. You hit the right pitch every time, with truth enfolded in your words.

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  18. best lines ~

    for the light and dark united
    is what makes the psyche whole.

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  19. Hi Shadow I am more intrigued with the chipped pain and what it looks like on the wall in that picture. Blessings.

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  20. very nice thought n completely true.....

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  21. Extraordinary! The atmosphere is
    touchable- haunting. Brings me
    to a place of anticipation.

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  22. Yes, I have always believed your words to be true. Beautifully expressed, Shadow.

    Nevine

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  23. Light and dark compliment and distinguish each other. Beautifully written :)

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  24. exquisite my friend...yes the shadow and light are indeed necessary to complete us...we must not hide from either one.

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  25. i was here several weeks ago and was sure i'd left a comment then but i don't see it now! must have become lost in the shadows! ;)

    in any event, lovely piece - very nice!

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  26. hi shads!
    dang! makin me think again
    but yes, it must be agreed. both sides coexist to make the whole. it gets complicated if we disect the battle
    Rick

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  27. Simplicity and depth a wonderful combination. Nicely written.

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  28. Highly enjoyable reading. And a great deal of food for thought.

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