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

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Comments about this poem (' AWAKENING by Linda Ori )

  • Rookie Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (10/8/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem..very few tell very true...a hands to clasp..soul..all through life (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 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

  • Gold Star - 28,036 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 - 971 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

  • Rookie - 17 Points Goran Gustafsson (6/12/2009 12:52:00 PM)

    Beautiful writing about the dawn of consciousness (Report) Reply

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