Linda Ori

Rookie - 40 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)


Alone in the velvet darkness,
a soul dwells
in ignorance


Awareness descends
on the wings
of enlightenment -

A soul
no longer



Submitted: Friday, June 12, 2009
Edited: Friday, June 12, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (' AWAKENING by Linda Ori )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 0 Points _____________________________________ - (8/17/2009 11:12:00 PM)

    It would be on a tangent due to different faiths we follow but I can actually relate to this “velvet darkness” and when the granite of silence was sliced and Gabriel said “Read” unto Muhammad (PBUH)
    Awareness descends
    on the wings
    of enlightenment -
    A soul
    no longer
    Thanks so much Linda… this is truly universal verse which always infinite views of love (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ridge Cahill (6/24/2009 4:31:00 AM)

    A simply wonderful poem, with such depth and meaning - awakening a little in each of us! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Toko Harper (6/15/2009 8:57:00 PM)

    Linda: Of all the great poems you have written on ph this is my favorite, so simple with so much meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ~ Jon London ~ (6/13/2009 7:22:00 PM)

    You don't miss a trick in this wonderful piece...for such a small write...the expression explodes so much feeling...brilliant Linda as usual...your works I've always admired my friend....keep exploring (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (6/13/2009 3:40:00 AM)

    This is brilliant, Linda. So simple. So effective. So powerful. A universe of meaning expressed in a mere handful of lines. How that's impressive. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,059 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/12/2009 5:14:00 PM)

    If you have ever seen the movie 'The Edge'' with Anthony Hopkins & Alec Baldwin...thers's a striking scene in the movie that finfs 3 businessmen lost in moles of cold winter wilderness after their private plane crashes, and Baldwin & the 3rd man freak out as to what to do...Anthony Hopkins turns to the 3rd man & says: Did you know that the msjority of people who are in crisis, die of Shame?
    Shame from what, being scared, said the 3rd man....Shame from not doing the one thing that may have saved their lives....Whats that, said the 3rd man...Thinking, said Hopkins.Your 23 word prosaic above this comment is a perfect & eloquent cherry on top of that movie storyline....Nicely Done, Midnight! Enlightenment...awareness...uaing our minds to resove instead of showing off how powerful we are at self-destruction & hurting others for the sake of attention, ego &, well....blissful ignorance?

    FjR (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 638 Points Marieta Maglas (6/12/2009 4:38:00 PM)

    ''Awareness descends
    on the wings
    of enlightenment ''
    this cognitive metaphor suggests the triumph of reason over ignorance...wonderful poem, Linda..10++ (Report) Reply

Read all 9 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. A Visit from St. Nicholas, Clement Clarke Moore
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. Under the Mistletoe, Kwai Chee Low
  2. Silent Nature, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Sorry, Sorry, Sorry To Say That, Pijush Biswas
  4. Let Me Stand Here, gajanan mishra
  5. Quack, Quack says the Duck, Kumarmani Mahakul
  6. Another Christmas (without you), Marites C. Cayetano
  7. What Is Life, Kumarmani Mahakul
  8. Open Door, Natalie Nicole Story
  9. Savages, Sally Matthews
  10. The Afterthought, Dankaro Osazee