The Place beyond the Shadows

May 27, 2010
By aquarius SILVER, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
aquarius SILVER, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"unwelcome truths are not popular."


There is a place beyond the shadows
Where the world is turning gray,
Where the night is bright as light,
And the dark consumes the day.

In this place, there is a moonlight
That shatters all the world
With streams of violent moonbeams,
From the heavens they are hurled.

In this place, the sun is quiet,
It is timid, reserved, and faint,
And it hardly makes a sound,
With its shady shadow’s plaint.

In this place, the far is near
And the near is ever not,
And tomorrow’s quite remembered,
Yesterday’s already forgot.

In this place, the world is tilted
On its side, and on its head,
But the people who live on it--
They stand rightly in their stead.

Although this place beyond the shadows
Is of things that never happened,
It is filled with little people
Made up of things imagined.


The author's comments:
This is part of a recurring dream I have often. Verrrrry random. But it took me a long time to put into words. It's supposed to sound witty without truly being so. I hope you like it. (:

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on Sep. 8 2010 at 9:33 am
aquarius SILVER, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"unwelcome truths are not popular."

Thank you so much! I'm glad someone caught the wit in it. (I wish I could have replied to you sooner, but unfortunately--studying keeps me at bay.) [:

I'm really glad you liked it, and I will certainly check out your poem, and possibly your other work if I have time! 


on Aug. 19 2010 at 6:52 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Also, I encourage you to read my poem 'Salvation in the Sun' which was also based on a dream.

on Aug. 19 2010 at 6:49 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I adored this poem with fervor, and the second stanza is a favorite. I applaud you for the cleverness and wit ('without truly being so') in which this piece was written. Very well done.

CarolynQ GOLD said...
on Jul. 17 2010 at 12:05 pm
CarolynQ GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Oh, I do very much like this, and although you found this vision in a dream I also find it to be very realistic. Nicely done.


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