Of Darkness and Soul

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Gliding β€” aroused
and enshrouded in a crowd,
my heart pounds under the
fierce July sun.

His darkness calls and my soul
aches, always delivering more
than expected.

Within us there is buried light,
I thought as I sailed the sea
of varied emotions.

I sought to battle with his
demons, knowing that though
they were silenced they could
never truly be defeated.

And anything that I could want
was there in his eyes.

For growth requires soul to
have endured both joy and pain,
and light demands darkness so
as to emanate and be seen.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Anna :o] says:

    Wise Sanaa, and such truth and wisdom in your close.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anna πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀

  2. Susan says:

    Wow! “Within us there is buried light”–yes, always!
    and that last stanza is etching its truth in my brain!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Contrasting images of ‘buried light’ and light demanding darkness are so true, profound and amazing. Such a wonderful and thought provoking poem! Really magical lines Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀

  4. Magyar says:

    moonset
    invites tomorrows sun rise
    time grows

    __ There is forever a source of “light.” “Light” may simply be in your minds thought as it invites tomorrows’ time. _m

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Magyar ❀

  5. I love “Within us there is buried light.” So true and so beautiful to contemplate. We spend our lives trying to bring it forth.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😊 so glad you liked it ❀

  6. Jae Rose says:

    A truly romantic tale deep and brooding

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae 😊 so good to see you ❀

  7. Myrna says:

    This poem is superb Sanaa. May we help each other dig up the buried light. I love your ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❀

  8. Brilliant write, Sanaa! Loved these lines, especially:

    “His darkness calls and my soul
    aches, always delivering more
    than expected.

    Within us there is buried light,
    I thought as I sailed the sea
    of varied emotions.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀

  9. Old Egg says:

    If only we all could be satisfied with what we’ve got. What a sensible guiding poem this is Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀

  10. Sulekha says:

    Light demands darkness, love these lines. We go through so many ups and downs while navigating the uneven paths of love and life.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sulekha πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀

  11. Jyothi Nair says:

    Powerful words! Two opposite emotions. One will never exist without the other.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jyothi πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀

  12. Sara McNulty says:

    I love the image of the buried light which surely exists in all of us.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀

  13. So true, Sanaa:.
    ‘…growth requires soul to
    have endured both joy and pain’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀

  14. Brooding in a season of darkness wonderfully and powerfully captured. I especially like, these lines:

    For growth requires soul to
    have endured both joy and pain,

    Very true.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Khaya πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀

  15. Sue Anderson says:

    Wonderful words. I am still thinking about them.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sue πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀

  16. Bekkie says:

    Wise words, Sanaa! Lovely write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bekkie πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀

  17. That last line was so amazing! Amazing poem! Thanks for linking up with #WednesdayVerses

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Reema πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  18. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    If it is true, as you say, that “growth requires soul,” and I believe it IS true, then I know a lot of soulless people, for they are not growing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ™‚

  19. Nimi says:

    The struggle between darkness and light. Lovely poem.
    “Within us there is buried light” – my favourite πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Nimi πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀

  20. gillena says:

    Yes! doesn’t it? totality is drenched of both yin and yang. Thanks for a lovely poem Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  21. Moss says:

    This is really good — very insightful and relatable. You gave me pause for thought when you said you sought to battle with *his* demons, but not your own — as if you were giving full release to yours. I like this very much.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Moss πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  22. Kerry says:

    Your conclusion is very telling, Sanaa. You tap into the human heart so well.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  23. Vivian Zems says:

    You shone a light on this dark tale. Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  24. “And anything that I could want
    was there in his eyes.”

    Beautifully expressed Sanaa !

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Neeraj 😊 so glad you liked it ❀️

  25. Rommy says:

    I do hope the he is question is battling alongside the protagonist, because without unity of purpose, that battle can be lost. Very tempestuous and intense.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  26. Bjorn says:

    Sometimes I feel that we need the darkness to really appreciate light

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❀️

  27. Old Egg says:

    Now this is a wonderful poem Sanaa especially the last stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😊 so glad you liked it ❀️

  28. Darkly romantic, It is the voice of the heart. Light needs darkness to shine… beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  29. Rall says:

    Thoughts of a brooding Heathcliff.

    1. Sanaa says:

      πŸ˜‰

  30. kaykuala h says:

    and light demands darkness so
    as to emanate and be seen.

    Paradoxically true! One needs contrasts to be seen more effectively!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❀️

  31. Thotpurge says:

    like the thought of buried light….

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️

  32. Quite profound! (And btw I like the new decor.)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  33. Candy says:

    such truth and beauty

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️

  34. gillena says:

    “buried light” image caught my attention. Always the Light is there.

    Thank you for linking to Monday WRites Sanaa

    MuchπŸ˜‡love

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure Gillena ❀️

      much love…

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