My Last Great Darkness

My Last Great Darkness

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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In the stillness of your sanctuary

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I remember

When it swallowed all light

The first darkness

That crept slowly into the edges of me

Isolation as all else faded

Terror as the night howled

Haunting silences with a fragrance of lavender

Yet I stood

Uncertain, but defiant

And the enlightenment spoke

Showing me that every cell

Every thread of me

Was inscribed with your name

So now I exist

In my last great darkness

The angel calls “Tranquility”

Waiting

Wandering

I sit sighing

Seeking with every breath

To bless you

Seeking my homeland

Within you

Though for now

I am merely

A silhouette

In the transcendence

Of your incandescence

In the stillness of your sanctuary




© 2016 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
Calma e tranquilidade
são as ordens do senhor
Calma e tranquilidade
para receber o amor

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Why are you poems always so painful? It's as though the past have more intrigue than the future...

You know you're a brilliant writer and you definitely have a lot of love from the comments. So instead of telling you the obvious, a challenge perhaps?

Let your readers into a secret event or feeling you had that was amazing and memorable. It'll give us a peek at what you're like when you are not hurting.

Posted 9 Months Ago


DuffyDreamer

9 Months Ago

Well I'm glad to hear you have indeed experience overwhelming joy. Hopefully your cup will be filled.. read more
An owl on the moon

9 Months Ago

I do believe the deeper the suffering, the deeper one recognizes and appreciates the waves of joy wh.. read more
DuffyDreamer

9 Months Ago

Exactly. It's getting through the suffering however, that's the hard part. But just look forward to .. read more
"I am merely
A silhouette
In the transcendence
Of your incandescence
In the stillness of your sanctuary"

The lines sparked the image of the love of my life. Thank you for sharing such mighty words. :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

9 Months Ago

That is glorious, dear poet. I am so glad they could make you ponder the love of your life more. :)
The soul lingers, waits in a haunting stillness for the soulmate. Sometimes for eternities. But the incandescence is sure to wipe away the darkness and claim what is rightfully its own. Such a mystical feeling fills my soul reading you once again....

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

9 Months Ago

You understand so well, dear Divya. Yes, it is the journey of two souls aching in the oneness, yet t.. read more
DIVYA

9 Months Ago

Thank you dear Craig...
Amazing poetry my friend. I have enjoyed your work.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much my friend. Seems I have become well acquainted with darkness these days.
Coyote Poetry

10 Months Ago

Darkness can find us and you are welcome my friend.
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BBP
Beautiful! It screams devotion and pain. A lost love leaves a lost soul.

Posted 11 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

11 Months Ago

Yes, oh you understand. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here.
BBP

11 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing your writing.
I love your very original take on the feeling of "being left behind" (for WHATEVER reasons!) Your word choices & phrase-crafting really sings here. I love the way things SOUND as well as the meaning you are conveying. The title & use of this phrase in the poem is stellar. I love the occasional use of thought-provoking contrasts:
"Haunting silences with a fragrance of lavender" . . . and "darkness called tranquility"

Posted 11 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

11 Months Ago

I appreciate your thoughts and presence so much. May you find endless light around you. :)
Loved this, C. I can appreciate the sentiment. To be a part of someone is a precious thing indeed. To allow them to be part of you holds a certain anxiety and a great responsibility. This poem describes the situation very well. Good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I am so glad for your words, Ted. Thank you so much.
i think of my dad here, who he was, what he accomplished...what got away from him...part of him sits in darkness now...creeping up on him...he's still there, and he knows it is eventually coming...

but he lived 97 years so far in such light---he is still smiling.

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your kind words, jacob, and for sharing of your dad. He still inspires you and lifts y.. read more
C Froman,
finding tranquility in heaviness. This poem was a sophisticated poem which left me deeply involved because I understand the mindset of wanting to stay somewhere mentally-emotionally until I have moved to the next season of life. So lovely. Blessings, kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I truly appreciate your kindness, your insights, dear Kathy, and hope you find all the peace you des.. read more
Does one have to be tranquil to receive love?
Perhaps...unless we find someone who sees through the chaos...reaches out and grasps our hand and leads us to that tranquility. Like knights of old, slaying the dragons of our uncertainty along the way.
The last great darkness...such an unutterably forlorn place to be. Your imagery was rich with color and emotion and depth. The flow of this poem was perfection...lilting through the reader on dark wings that fluttered and touched more than the mind. Perhaps my favorite lines were:
Though for now/I am merely/A silhouette/In the transcendence/Of your incandescence
To lose yourself so completely to another, takes a courage few possess...to live without that 'other', is a darkness few survive.
Beautifully penned...another perfect creation, C.Froman. Thank you for posting this.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

It is a joy and honor to have you stop and read my painful ponderings. And for your question, at lea.. read more

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