Epiphany

Epiphany

A Poem by Doodley
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Sudden realisation.

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With timid strength he opened lids to squint in radiant light,
As shadows danced in a blackened trance across his field of sight;

A minute's tick became an hours tock as he strived to clear his gaze,
And then upon that midday clear he saw to his amaze;

The beauteous canvas that is Life that bowed before his feet,
Of flowers bloomed by natures groom, with scents forever sweet;

Of gentle winds that kissed his cheeks as they whistled their solitary tune,
Of birdsong high that pierced the sky from Nightingale or Loon;

As he stood alone in the warmth of beams and drew crisp air deeply in,
His clouded mind unravelled its haze to reveal his cardinal sin;

That the crystal glass he clutched so tight against his shaking hips,
Of hemlock strong, was now all gone, had passed between his lips;

And down to knees he violently fell, his chest in a spasming heave,
And a single, lonely, regretful tear trickled down as he passed into Lethe.

© 2016 Doodley



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Author's Note

Doodley
One of those unexpected poems that just come in the spur of the moment.

Any comments are greatly appreciated.

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Heartbreaking that he could only glimpse the beauty of life, or that it was just an illusion for him. (I have to admit I had to look up the meaning of 'lethe'!)

I always wonder when I read poems how autobiographical they are.

I really love this piece, it is very thought provoking.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, ellemorell. I appreciate your insights. And for the record, thi.. read more



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Assuming that lethe comes from the word lethal, I could see him finally seeing all of the beauty in the earth God gave him to live in just when it was too late. When I lost my baby and was DOA. I saw these fields of flowers. Valentine

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Valentine. I appreciate the insights. As for the word, "Lethe",.. read more
Heartbreaking that he could only glimpse the beauty of life, or that it was just an illusion for him. (I have to admit I had to look up the meaning of 'lethe'!)

I always wonder when I read poems how autobiographical they are.

I really love this piece, it is very thought provoking.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, ellemorell. I appreciate your insights. And for the record, thi.. read more
Wonderful.. I appreciate your choice of words and the way you paced them..
The last line was perfect end to the flow you built..
Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Krutika. I appreciate your very kind words. Welcome to my poeti.. read more
Absolutely amazing..... this really is a masterpiece in everyway.... and the message. ..sometimes you don't realize what your missing until it's too late.... you bring the reader right into the picture to see it threw his eyes....my favorite piece so far!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Hebe. I appreciate the praise and very kind words.
The ending really took me by surprise and I felt that it worked really well.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Dolce Vita. I appreciate your insights. Welcome to my poetic do.. read more
Last night I dipped into a similar disturbance by natural course. The beginning of your poem speaks so beautifully of life until of course he goes to his death. The shock of the poem!

Regards,
Al

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Alfred. I appreciate the insights. And yes, this one was a litt.. read more
Feels like a case of 'not knowing what you had until it was gone' intricate imagery and thoughtfully crafted. Another fine piece. R

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Rach. Your thoughts about this piece are exactly correct. I app.. read more
You are a great writer! Everytime I see something from you it makes me want to read more. Thanks for sharing this spur of the moment peice with us. Its a good one!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, OhSnapShley. I appreciate your very kind words. If you like thi.. read more
OhSnapShley

4 Months Ago

Well now im on my way to stalk to page ;)

Looks like ill be busy for awhile.
Truly a sudden realization somethin that happens to us all wen we find ourselves lost but suddenly we come to a realization that greatly helps us..lovely piece

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, dipsy. I appreciate the thoughts and kind words. Welcome to my .. read more

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Added on October 13, 2016
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Tags: Poem, epiphany, life, death, suicide, realisation

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Sydney , Australia



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