Writing in the Dark

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“While I’m writing, I’m far away; and when I come back, I’ve gone.”–  Pablo Neruda

In the darkest hours
when loneliness calls my name
stormy tears threatening
with thunder and lightning pain
and I refuse to see the torrential rain.
Instead, I pen sun soaked words
painting colors on my barren soul
basking in their glorious power
a shining light making me whole.

 
A shining light making me whole
basking in their glorious power
painting colors on my barren soul
instead. I pen sun soaked words
and I refuse to see the torrential rain
with thunder and lightning pain.
Stormy tears threatening
when loneliness calls my name
in the darkest hours. 
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

 
Author’s Note: Frank is hosting d’Verse: Meeting the Bar  and has asked us to write a reverse poem, one in which there is different meaning when read backwards. I gave it a try!
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23 Comments on “Writing in the Dark

  1. I love the positive light versus that darkest hours. This is my favorite lines:

    Instead, I pen sun soaked words
    painting colors on my barren soul

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  2. I love your positive attitude, and your reverse poem is perfect. I’ve come to truly enjoy writing them, but they are not easy. Perhaps that’s why I like them; they require thought, time, and effort. And for that reason, they produce a satisfaction that you cannot get from a simpler form. Well done, Linda!

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  3. Pingback: Writing in the Dark — Charmed Chaos – Dark Side of the Moon

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