"The Stillness Of Quiet Light"

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  • dahlusion
  • "Knowing Then Not Knowing // Confucious Or Confusion?"

Poem Commentary

Those who take long steps cannot keep the pace –– Tao Te Ching

"The Stillness Of Quiet Light"

The distance between
here and beyond
even farther
this thing we call there
the separation

If simply to stop
to look or
to not speak
but to listen as
silence listens

We are moved
by stillness
as if to know
everything is to remember
the beauty we have forgotten

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from my manuscript-in-progress: inheritance

©dah / dahlusion 2018 a.r.r.

The Stillness Of Quiet Light was first published in
Ethos Literary Journal (India)

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Altair commented on "The Stillness Of Quiet Light"

09-18-2018

Good to see a familiar face, post something again. Your expressions always intrigued me, and this one is no different in essence. I suppose what I gather from this is appreciation for that which is the all of things by simply absorbing the wonders of the senses or lack thereof. I can dig it.

dahlusion

09/20/2018

This critique is spot on. Once again, Altair, you have exposed my inner-self, your inner-self, in another fine critique. Thank you! ––))

jademelissa74 commented on "The Stillness Of Quiet Light"

09-14-2018

"The Stillness of Quiet Light" Intriguing title....I am glad I stopped by today. You make the reader engage with the stillness of life as is. One can feel their own formless and timeless reality as the manifested life that animates the physical form. You looked beyond the veil of the inevitable separation created by every day's routine and gave us a visual of the hidden beauty. Well articulated and the painted imagery managed to embrace my undivided attention. Excellent piece Dah!

dahlusion

09/14/2018

Always a pleasure to hear from you, and to know that this piece resonates within you, for you. I stop by OP a couple of times per year, and I'm glad that I did today. Thank you for this fine critique, jademelissa! ––))

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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