Esther Leclerc

(20 min's from the beach)

Light and Darkness


houses house bodies
bodies house life

life houses souls
souls house light

light shrinks from darkness
darkness douses light...

yet Light overcomes darkness
with spiritual sight

...in the beginning was darkness
darkness again at the end
awaiting those who despise Light - -
Light's gift of love for all men

yes, Light overcomes darkness
with love's perfect sight


(5.19.06)

Submitted: Sunday, May 21, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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  • R H (6/16/2007 4:29:00 PM)

    With perfect sight and clarity, this poem radiates light...an uplifting and spiritual piece Est, the final lines resound. Justine xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Alison Cassidy (6/20/2006 6:23:00 PM)

    What a beautiful sentiment you express here. And how many examples of light continue to transform us - the candle, the star shining in the night sky, the sun scorching the earth, the light in the eye of the lover. I think I feel a poem coming on.... love Allie XX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Sandra Fowler (6/7/2006 1:30:00 AM)

    There is it would seem a human need for light. We turn to it as flowers turn to the sun.
    Lovely poem.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Duncan Wyllie (5/30/2006 1:33:00 PM)

    light shrinks from darkness
    darkness douses light...

    yet Light overcomes darkness
    with spiritual sight

    This is wonderful Esther I think that you are thinking so clearly here!
    Love Duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Mary Nagy (5/26/2006 10:28:00 AM)

    Wow! This is so unique Esther. I love it. It feels so cryptic yet the message is clear. Very, very good poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points R H (5/23/2006 6:10:00 AM)

    A philosophical write that exudes a special radiance - deserves to be read twice. Wonderful Esther. Warmest wishes, Justine. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 74 Points Esther Leclerc (5/21/2006 11:24:00 AM)

    (Comments from earlier version; writers notified) :

    Sandra Erickson (5/21/2006 9: 56: 00 AM)
    Esther: I love this! Wonderful 'train of thought' flow from beginning to end.
    You only see shadows if you are standing in the light.....
    Sandra

    Uriah Hamilton (5/20/2006 7: 10: 00 PM)
    I've been prowling in the darkness, finding nothing, but I keep looking.

    Patricia Gale (5/19/2006 11: 22: 00 AM)
    A grand read! Well thought, such depth!
    Out done yourself with this one.

    Patricia Gale (Report) Reply

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