Ode to Darkness



Ah my friend I miss you so, tho every morning watch you go.

Eyes darting ‘round the room, our anxious rendezvous within my tomb,

yet to the corners you so cling, a shy, beautiful, indomitable thing.

You are my shade against the rays that blister the ground and mark our days,

ancient breath laid unto the earth, whence creatures emerge as if by birth.


Original muse pure emotion,

pave the way with insight, notions.

Oh, soothing wraithlike confidante,

of mortal woe, wail and want.

Eternal your shoulder on which to cry,

our peaceful place most wish to die.


Many a feast held in your presence, love confessed, bodies scented.

Often as you grace a room, life begins inside a womb.

Your simple visage can make one weep, grind their teeth, give up deceit.

Tis said your brother, whom makes all clear, when rides his chariot, through the air.

Not so! For whence comes the heart? Loved one stay acquaintance depart.

When are we most truly naked, under skies blue and painted?

Nay, truth it shall reside with peace, as colors blend and shadows creep

love, clarity, life, eternity all these things wrought with certainty,

as under stars loosed are we, to your truth it rings,

wild, free.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Such lovely lines, each one, although it is an Ode to Darkness, there is beauty in it. I find that when I am in complete darkness and complete quiet surrounds me, my mind is open to many thoughts that are not thought of during the daylight, maybe since darkness is the absence of light, our perception is achromatic (so to speak) of those things around us, not really having any hue or color of life.

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God bless, Faith Reaper


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, the only Ode I have written was to my three-legged dog :)


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

dark raw and somewhat haunting very well done too :)

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