sylviasearcher

The light in my dreams

Sunshine! How I dreamed of you.
Through the long dark cold winter
As the days grew ever shorter.
How I longed for your penetrating light!
To awaken the trees.
To bring new life!

I see you now harsh light!
Banishing the comfort of my shadows!
I did not know how well acquainted I had become with my old friend Darkness.
He had wrapped me up so I could not feel, hear or see.
My shallow breath just enough to survive.

The prophecy of my coma whispered your return.
It did not tell me the fear you would instil.
How you would pain my eyes
With the sight of all that I had neglected to notice
Blinded by darkness.

I cannot bear to see the horrors cast at my door.
I cannot bear to see the naked trees, reaching to scratch at life.

But you return to me.
Each dawn
You whisper my toil.
And I know I must shake off my cloak of darkness.

I must understand my dreams of the Light.

Comments2

  • G.K

    wow,as i read along the lines,i can envision the paint spring to life on my canvas ..like the darkness being engulf by light

    • sylviasearcher

      Thanks GK.

      Light is often associated with hope and Truth but I wanted to.also capture the pain of the journey into the light.

    • Aa Harvey

      Nice poem. Out of darkness into light. My poetry has a lot of light and darkness in it, as I am sure do other poets poems, and I have just listened to three songs about dreams (Ozzy, Gabrielle and Fleetwood Mac) so I thought I would read this poem and I was not disappointed.

      In Winter I was longing for the light, and this poem reminds me of that time perfectly, as well as the many other meanings the poem has, concerning Heaven / Hell / Depression etc.

      I like a lot of the imagery in the poem and I like finding meaning in various lines such as
      "I did not know how well acquainted I had become with my old friend Darkness.
      He had wrapped me up so I could not feel, hear or see."

      This line describes me and my search for love perfectly.

      • sylviasearcher

        Thanks aa.
        It means a lot when people lean connect...

        I was ashamedly listening to a u2 song about light darkness and love this morning.

        I have electic taste in music...



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