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.

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The Weight of the Soul

is not very much. Perhaps 21 grams.

Yet, it weighs heavily upon many people.

Energy that we hold within that wants –

Release? To join other souls? An end?

Feeling the connection momentarily – joy; then sorrow.

 

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Illustration to Robert Blair’s The Grave – Soul Hovering over the Body

One Insular Tahiti

The subtle sea, azure glass without light,

hides the dark, cannibalizing creatures preying eternally

upon each other – and the green earth,

also a battleground, but for some islands,

insular, with a soul of pure light.


Inspired by a passage in Melville’s Moby-Dick: “so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti”