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Ode to The Dark Side. A Sonnet, by Manatita
The darkest night is generally a precursor to the greatest Light, and, as so often happens, the Light shines in the Heavens, even when the Shadows are dense. That which is bitter to endure will one day be sweet to remember, as it provides the pathway ,or gateways of treasure to the Soul.
May your Path be smooth and trouble-free, but, if the Wise One, in Its goodness, deems it necessary to grant you the boon of one borne out of Struggle, then may She walk with you, as an expression of Fortitude, to bear well your burden.
Ultimately, there is only the Light that transforms, and may you, with God-speed, become an ever-effulgent and shimmering beacon, of that deathless Love.
O Harbinger of the Nether Regions,
You who slept in my mind,
Burned in my emotions,
And agonised my Spirit.
Deep, deeper, deepest Night,
Not knowingly did I seek Thy face.
Yet You wallowed in my ignorance,
Danced in my despair,
Became a furnace for my tears.
O Friend of Shadows,
Thy Path opened up before me,
A Chasm of Fire, only to preen my Soul.
For out of a Penury of Darkness,
You’ve removed all my impediments and made me Love.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 22nd August 2015.
~ Awakening The Inner Light ~