Esther Leclerc

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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 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


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

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  • Rookie R H (6/16/2007 4:29:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 29 Points Robert Howard (9/5/2006 9:47:00 AM)

    Great job, Esther,

    Light + love = hope.

    Robert (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lesa K (7/28/2006 5:18:00 PM)

    Amazing piece! Light always does conquer dark. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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 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 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 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 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 - 0 Points Chuck Audette (5/22/2006 2:08:00 PM)

    Est - this was very cool - almost a brain twister following it. -chuck (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 200 Points Ernestine Northover (5/22/2006 12:23:00 PM)

    Delicious Esther. What a lovely poem with such lovely words, to mull over. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Preeti - is here! (5/21/2006 11:25:00 AM)


    that was nice

    Preets (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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.....

    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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