I honor the dark I walk through
in order to reach the other side.
so many dark roads, cold and gnarly,
so many whispers and whisking suggestions
I celebrate the path of pathlessness
that marks the dark, lonely nights
so I can find the cabin in the woods
with the hearth and those places in me
with undying embers.
I value the strength of the seasons
which mirror the elements that
shape the snow
and give it life.
the breath of crystal
the voice of clarity.
Now I rest and I break from all the
fullness of life, to hear the most silent moment of the darknest night.
I watch it move through me with reverence,
because I understand how it gives birth.
28 thoughts on “I honor the dark”
Grateful for your comment, Andrew! I’m glad you liked the poem.
This is a very brilliant and very profound poem! The gems hidden in the depths of the darkness and solitude on that path are incredible my friend. It takes a precious kind of courage to keep the willingness to keep going through! The comfort of the cabin awaits, the clarity becomes our true voice, delight of true joy promised.
The last lines are truly truly amazing to me.
Thank you, Pragalbha! Yes, it’s willingness and courage that sees it through! Thank you for your wonderful comment expanding this piece, and for your appreciation for this “poem-as-process.” Also, I love hearing of your favorite lines! Thanks again, Ka
You are very welcome, so much my pleasure 🙂
I love this!
Thank you for telling me 🙂
Beautiful prose, image and music. May we honor the dark and all seasons of life.
Thank you, Brad. I’m glad that you enjoyed all the aspects of this post. 🙂
You’re welcome Ka.
Really powerful Ka. Full of wisdom 🙏🏻
Thank you, Karen. This is good preparation, I believe, as we sink into the blessings of the season. Appreciate your response.
Deep resonance here Ka, tis a precious poem you’ve shared; in it’s lines I stepped through time with you and was enriched for it, thank you 🙏🏼
Oh I’m so grateful for your response! 🙂
My pleasure Ka, may your solstice fire be warmly kindled, in stillness sparked brightly 🌞
Your poem goes wonderfully with the art, Ka! And I love the feeling of this piece. The sense of walking alone through the forest, a little foreboding, and yet so rich is the arrival by the fire, and the haven of those impermanent moments, steeped in majesty…
Yes Michael, since we are always going through phases of growth and reaching new understanding, each time we encounter the dim indiscernible dark, it feels friendlier, because we’ve come to learn what is on the other side of it!
Wishing you a Happy Solstice 🙂
Loved this, enjoy your space in that dark interlude dearest Ka.. LOVE and Blessings my friend.. ENJOY… the space between.. ❤
Happy Winter Solstice Sue! 🙂
Love right back.. ❤ good to catch you ❤
appreciating this shortest day
even more with your creativity, Ka!
wishing you a joyful season
with a little more light
every passing day 🙂
I’m glad that this was enjoyable for you my friend 🙂
A joyful season to you as well… as we continue on each passing day, and see more of life’s offerings. Thank you.
So profound and lovely.
Thank you 🙂
I’m with you allowing the darkness to piece deep within… you write so sweetly dear Ka… happy winter days❤️ love barbara x
I’m very touched by this, Barbara. Yes, the darkness helps to reform and remake our awareness, it serves a holy function. Thank you so much! 🙏🏽💫 I feel your understanding.