Saturday, 5 March 2016

Extremes

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You live in the extreme

When you live without darkness

Yet beauty envelops knowledge

And you yearn for escapades

Courting chaos

Like Helen did

You live in the extreme

When you live without light

Until knowledge illumines

So that you can feel a word

Even the abstract ones

By a simple touch

Like Helen did

 


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18 comments:

  1. Two excellent examples of living in extreme circumstances.

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  2. Too much light and to much darkness make us blind both. Love the contrasts.

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  3. Too much of any thing is indeed extreme. And a life without any kind of balance between light and darkness is the extremist of them all.

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  4. Courting chaos...such a good description of any kind of extremism. Astute observation, Sumana.

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  5. Wonderful contrast of light and dark extremes.

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  6. Nice, Kerry. Your poem is a good illustration of shedding the light to see the picture of what's going on.
    Literally, it was us after church today. A lot of times I finish zipping or start the unzipping for Mrs. Jim's dress. Well, today there wasn't a zipper there to work, it was up front. "Until knowledge illumines ... you can feel a ... by a simple touch (you can go from there) ... like Helen did ..."
    ..

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  7. Oh wow...what marvelous choices about living extremes

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  8. "knowledge illumines
    So that you can feel a word
    Even the abstract ones"

    This is such a poignant thought...the entirety as well. Excellent!

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  9. Wow, Sumana this is a sumptuous morsel brimming with wisdom

    Much love...

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  10. Life open to extremes can be most testing and challenging

    Hank

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  11. Thoughtful and inspiring tribute!

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  12. I love how you play with light and darkness!

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  13. A really interesting way to step both back and close to the world. k.

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  14. .. "courting chaos like Helen did" ~ I had to smile at this line for I have been accused of this in my life. Helen

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