Barry Middleton

Lethean Interval - Poem by Barry Middleton

I have seen the underworld,
the velvet dark before the light,
a silent void of peace and rest,
and so I do not fear the night.

I have visited the Lethe,
the ebony cascade of ages.
In caverns far beneath the earth,
demonic fear and pathos rages.

The darkness is beyond salvation
and silent and bereft of grief.
The only blessing is cessation
of tyranny without relief.

I have seen the underworld
where we return to garner time,
to roil in dust in eons hence
that must suffice for the sublime.

Topic(s) of this poem: death, fear, tyranny

Comments about Lethean Interval by Barry Middleton

  • Dimitrios Galanis (2/2/2016 10:38:00 AM)

    I like this one too so much.In the same canon, more philosophical.It seems to me a very very very good poem! I envy it.I would like that I could write one like this. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (2/2/2016 10:55:00 AM)

    I am sure you have, can and will. Thanks!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2016

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