Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hierophany

Courtesy of Joseph Bataille, © 2013
A Haitian Perspective Blog: http://jgbataille.wordpress.com

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” –John 1:5

Hierophany

Facing into a new night
Darkness
Did not comprehend
The Light
Facing into a new Light

Facing into a new Light
Light
Did not comprehend
The Darkness
Facing into a new night


© March 1, 2013, Robbie Pruitt


This poem was submitted to Open Link Night at dVerse Poets on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. To see more poems submitted, please visit the site. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time on Tuesday. Check “Mr. Linky” for this week’s poems.

12 comments:

  1. do we blame the dark for being too dark...or the light for not being bright enough?

    smiles.

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    1. Thank you Brian! I think we do both. . . but the darkness is never too dark and the light is always bright enough. . .

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  2. Being a former fan of Mircea Eliade, "hierophany" is a word that rang old bells of sweet idealism. I once understood the light but now understood the dark as far more light than I understood.
    Interesting turn of the poem.

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    1. Thanks for reading and for connecting with the term. . .

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  3. Nice interpretation of John's Prologue. I like the contrast between the experience of light and darkness. The photo works well, too.

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    1. Thanks for enjoying it. I just pointed to what was there. . . the photo is by a friend of mine. I think it's the best part of the post.

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  4. i like it... it is difficult for us, immersed in our own reality as we are, to see the world from a viewpoint far different from our own

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    1. Indeed. . .seeing, we do not see. . . .

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  5. what they all said ;-)
    contrast really isn't contrast at all...

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    1. Thank you for reading and seeing. . .

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  6. A different kind of mirror...contrast and shadows and light. Lovely.

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