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In A Dark Time

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In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood--
A lord of nature weeping to a tree.
I live between the heron and the wren,
Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.
What's madness but nobility of soul
At odds with circumstance? The day's on fire!
I know the purity of pure despair,
My shadow pinned against a sweating wall.
That place among the rocks--is it a cave,
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danny 02 May 2021
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Chinedu Dike 21 October 2019
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful work of art. Thanks for sharing...................................
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Faith thomas 03 June 2018
Thank you ???? for the prefect peom
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i like 02 May 2021
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Ariana E. 23 March 2018
A beautiful, moving poem. Love it [3
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Richard 10 January 2018
Nice poem, I liked the words. Buzz buzz
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Adams King 17 August 2017
nice poem, brilliant wit display a better picture of pure poetry
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P. Mason 27 January 2017
I've read this over serval times...I enjoy surveying other folks darkness, I suppose because so much of my own work dwells in dark places too. With each reading I pick up one or two additional nuances to where Roethkes darkness lies...I'd like to ask if I am correct in my thinking here. But, alas, can not because Ted is dead. So it goes...
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Jools 20 May 2021
It's about psychosis. Hopefully you don't get to understand it too well.
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* Sunprincess * 11 February 2016
.........excellent lines ? A man goes far to find out what he is- Death of the self in a long, tearless night,
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