Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 11,537 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Driving Through The Dark - Poem by Smoky Hoss

Travelling for miles, and miles,
Through the dark;
In the distance a flood light appears, upon a hill,
Pulling the old house and barn back together;
Light makes closer.

A small-town street lamp
Goes out,
And the buildings on either side wander away,
In the darkness,
Only to be regathered when the sun arises;
Light makes closer.

Hundreds of billions of miles out
A brilliant star flashes upon the emptiness of night,
While on a dark and still farm
A dog awakes,
Sensing the light, looks up,
Seeking,
See's headlights approaching on a two-lane blacktop,
And watches until we pass,
My car and I -

All of us gathered together,
The immense and the small,
The mobile and the still,
Enjoined into the light;
Here, driving onward through the dark (of life)
Having come far enough
To see,
Only light truly
Makes closer.


(- Light is an understanding,
of things esoteric.)


Comments about Driving Through The Dark by Smoky Hoss

  • (5/11/2012 5:26:00 PM)


    I like going for drives to, there's nothing more wounderful. then loading the car up and going out, the freedom of the open road, is somehting I wish can go on forever. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/26/2012 9:22:00 AM)


    Indeed, what is the journey without illumination or enlightenment, a nice write gentle and descriptive. (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (4/25/2012 4:04:00 PM)


    For some life is a long drive in the dark, for others it is long walk with cactus on either side. Either way great poem buddy. (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2012 3:11:00 PM)


    A really wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2012 2:56:00 PM)


    Smoky I am back.A gripping portrayal of a drive in the dark. It gives one time to think. A great rememberance
    for us all A10
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  • Valerie Dohren (4/13/2012 2:20:00 PM)


    Wonderful Smoky, Love the last verse, very insightful. (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2012 10:02:00 AM)


    this is a great poem... feel like i'm riding with you! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (4/13/2012 6:09:00 AM)


    Light in every wavelength. This is a great poem to read literally as well as esoterically. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 12, 2012


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