From The Darkness

From The Darkness

A Poem by AJNJ

I took a hatchet

in umbrage
dug a trench for you
in mindless rage
burying you
deep into the earth
little knowing
death for you
is just another birth
I knew not you had
the power to bloom
bursting through
the dark, hopeless
bounds of doom
your scent seeping
through abysmal cracks
wafting as a breeze
sailing right back
Into my airless room 

                                                                



© 2020 AJNJ


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Author's Note

AJNJ
In Australia, there is an orchid (Rhizanthella gardneri) which grows entirely underground. It was discovered in 1928 by a farmer after he noticed a sweet smell coming from the ground.... :)



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A very original poem, AJNJ. I have never heard of that orchid, though I am a very big flower girl in my daily life. It's a wonderful colour and one that grows strictly underground is unique and incredibly resilient. The metaphor of the orchid carrying over to the quarreling between two lovers, the burial in a rage and the underestimating of the resurgent qualities of the orchid personified takes him right back to where he started. Perhaps for the better, since decimating a love in a rage is never done with a thorough thinking mindset. Its a wonderful idea, so well presented and I learned something new in the process. Excellent work! 💛

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

1 Week Ago

With a face as exquisite as a flower, I am not surprised you're a big flower girl Ms. Marina! Your t.. read more



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How bloomin wonderful is that ... not only a splendid poetic start to the day AJ but an education too sir .. many thanks indeed ..

... Neville

Posted 3 Days Ago


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AJNJ

2 Days Ago

Thanks a ton for appreciating this piece sir! Straight from the heart 🤗
We can bury old loves, chop up the memories of them into little pieces, but somehow they seem to put themselves back together, and haunt us forever.

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AJNJ

1 Week Ago

Indeed sir. Some love never let's go of us and vice versa. Thanks a ton for the insightful comment!
oh my goodness ... gritty ... smart .. honest .. fine poem says i! ... there is not burying things is there .. they haunt and seep through no matter the vault ... becomes a sickness many times .. great first read of me day sir. really fine! should be published says i!
E.

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AJNJ

1 Week Ago

Hello & Good Morning dear sir! I absolutely agree with you! No burying things in dark places, no sw.. read more
I believe the poet is not addressing a person in this one; rather, something within, a state of mind. Perhaps it is a memory he thought he had expunged, but which keeps recurring. The dark may stand for the subconscious mind, which is where the memory resides when it is not blossoming anew. Another possibility is depression, a chronic illness that can come unbidden because of a chemical imbalance in the brain. The scent in the airless room may symbolize the mental state's power, and the airless room the speaker's sense of being trapped. Not a happy poem, but a fascinating one.

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AJNJ

1 Week Ago

Indeed dear sir! The darkness and the light within. The constant tussel and the eventual breakthrou.. read more
This poem is great and I never even knew about that kind of orchid! So, thank you for the lesson. The way you described the floral smell peaking from the cracks, adds all the more depth.

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AJNJ

1 Week Ago

Thanks a ton dear Colacat! I'm thrilled I could introduce you to this amazing flower. Many thanks fo.. read more
Colacat

1 Week Ago

It was my pleasure!! (:
You can't keep a good soul down forever. Well said AJ. I like the way this poem has flown. Different from your other recent stuff.

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AJNJ

1 Week Ago

Indeed Ms. KittyKat! How insightful and indepth a review you always have for me. Thanks a ton Great .. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

5 Days Ago

You're doing great. Welcome!
Nice metaphorical poem on true love..... Love that is undying.... But some dust of misconception overshadowed it.... Till it's fragrance reveal it's nature...

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AJNJ

1 Week Ago

The fragrance always reveals itself. Thanks a ton for stopping by with such kind words Dreamer Sima!.. read more
Wonderful metaphor here AJ. I am a devoted gardener, so I really appreciated the originality and cleverness of thought in this write. Such a visual poem too. Still she rises, still she blooms, you can't keep a good woman down for long:)) A most excellent pen.

Chris

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AJNJ

1 Week Ago

No, one can't keep a good soul under the earth for too long Ms. Chris. They have a way of sailing ri.. read more
This one is real nice AJ. Uh. The music brought me tears.Lots of love in it.

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AJNJ

1 Week Ago

Thanks a ton dear Miss Mo. Nice accompaniment isnt it? Loved the music too. Wept a lot listening to .. read more

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