The Dance Of Opposites Poem by Yasmin Khan

The Dance Of Opposites

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The phenomenon of two poles
That lie opposite to each other,
As goodness to evil, body to soul.

Sensual and platonic, two opposites in life
The first is fleshly, the other pure,
The harmony of things, neither scarce nor rife

Silence against the hubbub and tumult,
Sighs and laughter, tears and smiles,
And discernible goes along with occult.

Candor is perceived as there is craft,
Love feels sweet when we think of hatred
Callousness hurts as there is cordial and soft

Beauty is grasped when there is ugliness too,
Sweetness is understood as bitterness exists,
Grace and symmetry versus uncouth and crude.

Hope dances with despair, a glass half empty half full
Success shines bright in the presence of failure
Heights have meaning as nadir too exists.

Day follows the night, moon shines after the sun
Knowledge and ignorance, logic with absurdity
Light and dark go together, without converse there's none.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Topic(s) of this poem: thoughts
Shahzia Batool 05 July 2013

yes jasmeen, right & realstic...things serve as foil to each other...a classical line: how he glisters through my rust/and how his piety does my deeds make the blacker... contrasts serve for other things as well, as once a linguist said, if you want to teach a foreign learner about the green colour, you can't teach by putting everything green, but by mixing of opposite and contrasting colours... your poem has brilliant strokes! ! !

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Heather Wilkins 04 July 2013

he dance of the opposites is a beautifully written poem. enjoyed

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Somanathan Iyer 04 July 2013

Hope dances with despair, a glass half empty half full'. then it depends upon how one looks at it. If one looks the emptiness that is pessimism, if one looks the fullness that is optimism. Beautifully composed. thanks.

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Valsa George 04 July 2013

This is a wonderful dance... the dance of the opposites! Light is made brighter in darkness, beauty shines in ugliness, day is made appealing by the presence of night... An indisputable principle of life! Reading this poem I am reminded of Rabindranath Tagore's lines- Light finds her treasure of colours Through the antagonism of clouds A remarkable poem of great depth! !

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Neela Nath Das 04 July 2013

Beautiful! Nothing can be absolutely good or bad.Polar opposites govern this world.

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Lasoaphia Quxazs 09 July 2013

Very good observing how the world operates, but when we understand that there is no good and there is no bad, only life experiences, challenges, then it changes the scenery. As you say the very bad can turn into good, and so it goes for the good. When people celebrates for something like winning, then can come a great tragic. That is why I choose the not up and not down attitude, but in a middle level and that is why I am always happy, definitely healthy too. How we think, will come to us, when we learn how to think, that is the real happy time.

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Allemagne Roßmann 08 July 2013

Dancing with the wolves and singing with the nightingales.Great combination.Lively.

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Tirupathi Chandrupatla 08 July 2013

Nice imagery this dance of the poles. Poem of great beauty. Thank you.

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Sallam Yassin 06 July 2013

In couples of two He created- the god the world and from that we could know he is the one to be unique and only sufficient to be one/ it's really makes me in touch with purity thanks to share

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David Wood 05 July 2013

Opposites attract thay say. A lovely poem Jasmeen.

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