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Light, undefined - a poem by Richard Mawby

Updated on November 30, 2014
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This poem describes my encounter with a beam of light, a ray of sunshine that escaped through a crack in an abandoned railway carriage I encountered on a walk. The light, while solid at first, began to change into another form as I immersed myself in the moment, enjoying the patterns my breath created upon this beam of light. Once I stopped ‘seeing’, lost focus, the light changed form; it became particles, a glittery fire that swirled along the beam of light towards me. It was disturbed by each breath, which caused particles to explode at times into different directions, as though I had detonated a firework. It was the most fascinating experience, thus here is a poem in regards to my encounter. Words cannot explain the true mystery of this encounter with light; however I have tried my best to portray my experience in words through the following poem.

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Light, undefined.


Light, undefined, unimagined, unknown

Until the moment, until the now

A glittery fire, scatters, ignites

At my most gentle breath, yet full of might


That once solid beam of pure yellow-white

Broken, gone, and revealing the sight

Of thousands of mirrors, floating ahead

Swirling in patterns in my breath’s stead

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Lost, abandoned, caught in charm

Unafraid, silent, and calm

While shadows dance, the fire burns

Embers spark, my eyes they learn


To see without seeing, a universe

Stars entwined through a single verse

Of the song of the sun, of light, of all

Silent notes flicker, unheard, uncalled

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Slow motion captures, time stands still

Nothingness, I am fulfilled

Light, undefined, unimagined, unknown

Until the moment, until the now;

Richard Mawby ©

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      Richard Mawby 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Smiles, thank you, I hope it brings you every inspiration you hope from it.

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      susan brinklow 2 years ago

      Think I have worked hub out :-) yes bought it from amazon, am really looking forward to it arriving, will be my book of the year!!! :-)