Aspects Of Light

Aspects Of Light

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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Spontaneous poetry

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let there always
always be
this glare from sunlight
on the sea
that lifts all spirits
in distress
that calms and soothes
all restlessness
to sprinkle sparkle
where the mood
of brooding clouds
have done their best
to hamper thoughts
of happiness
to sink the soul
beneath the waves
into the ocean's
darkest caves

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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We experience sunshine and showers in our lives, including a few storms - both literally and metaphorically! The sun usually shines after a storm, even if not straight away. Looking on the bright side can keep us going! The spontaneity is evident in this poem, I think, Chris. Strange how sometimes we can labour over a poem for days or even weeks (at least, that is often my experience), and yet some poems can be dashed off in 10 minutes or so, with little if any re-writing to be done! A fine write!

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Robert. So true about spontaneous writes. This one took less than ten minutes and yet usua.. read more



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Wow, Chris this is amazing and deep, very insightful, I love it because there is hope in darkness when the sun shines again. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Dear Mauricio, thank you my friend for leaving me such a warm review. Have a lovely day.
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Yup, let it be so, well said in fine, flowing illuminating brevity, where there is light there is always hope!

Inspiring

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Tom for a most encouraging review. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a good Tuesday. read more
Tremendous imagery. You use symbolism and metaphor very well here. You make this scene breathe.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Always appreciate your thoughts Thomas. Many thanks for stopping by.

Chris
This a such a refreshingly optimistic poem.
The sun is always shining somewhere, and this is direction in which we must set our course.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thanks Anita for your encouragement. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by. Have a good M.. read more
the image of light on the ocean waters deep is so pleasing ... reading your poem "Aspects of Light" does lift my heart and thoughts to calmer, serene quietude .. the turn is brilliant says i! those same waters deep will take all comers to her deepest caves .. good stuff ma'am! thanks for sharing
E.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Mr E for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. So pleased my lines lift your heart. Alway.. read more
Nice thoughts. We often find clouds brooding, yet sometimes quite attractive. Your piece does, though, tell us that the sunlight from water can overcome any misery that clouds might seek to bring to us. Thanks, Chris.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thanks Andrew. Pleased you like this older poem. We haven’t had much sun recently. I brought .. read more
Let not allow the waves to curse our emotions into watery caves for too long. While sadness and other such emotions have a time and a purpose they should not drown out the joy and happiness for too long.

Loves the image of the sunlight sparkling on the ocean. The ocean is a beautiful sight to behold especially when the light makes its sparkle a beautiful blue.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thanks PB. This is an older poem out for an airing. There is something magical about sunlight o.. read more
Poetic Beauty

4 Months Ago

Water of any kind is amazing whether creek, lake or river
Tranquil to the core.
Gently ushering life
through our
circle of light.

Kindred poetry.

R.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Romeo fur your lovely review. Have a happy Monday.

Chris
Chris
I live in a Texas desert... I miss lush forests, babbling brooks, but especially the sea... delightfully captured!
Vol

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Vol. I appreciate your thoughts. Have a good Sunday.

Chris
Oh my! This is just an amazing, uplifting poem. Not only does it present beautiful images but the words simply dance off the tongue. Would be a great poem to read out loud at a writers group or forum. :-))

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Dara, many thanks for your very encouraging review. Your thoughts are much appreciated. Have a.. read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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