Dark Night of the Soul

moon blue tree

 

Forgotten in the lilies of the day

are the night’s terrors of the soul.

No mystic, not a believer, simple soul,

without divine connection, floating lightly and free,

a butterfly toiling and spinning at blooms.

 

Inspired by The Dark Night of the Soul  by St. John of the Cross.

Doppelgängers

Doppelgängers – someone who looks just like you –

German “double-goer” once ghosts of the living.

This apparition of a living person means,

if seen as yourself, you’re about to die.

I met myself today. I’m still here.

 

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti “How They Met Themselves” (1860-64 circa)