Monday, January 28, 2008

LEARNING

Illumination arrived.
Unexpectedly and quite by surprise,
With no more intention than the sun has
Each day as it brings light to the dark places of the earth.

The light came.
Without the trouble of formal introductions,
Without fanfare or trumpets to herald its arrival
Nor the pulling back of curtains to announce its presence on stage.

The darkness departed.
And with it, the willingness to know less.
In its place, two things…knowledge and fear;
The fear a manifestation of all the new knowledge required.

The night evaporated.
Allowing the dawning sun to vanquish the fear
Creating space for the new knowledge to take root
Encouraging exploration and internalization of the new knowledge.

The spirit bloomed.



© Sharon J. All Rights Reserved 2008

11 comments:

Nique said...

Great piece man, i like how you did this, all knowing as humble as knowledge. Thanks for sharing, keep it up folk.

Mizrepresent said...

lovin it!

The Master (De)bater said...

Love that first two stanzas!

Mega Rich said...

Love the new voice. It's a fresh change of pace.

Jaycee said...

Wow, beautiful piece...love the contrast btw light and darkness. (Thanks CapCity for inviting me)...don't mind being a contributor actually!

Cheers!

BloggersDelight said...

Sharon - this was truly Delight-ful. Thank you for sharing here.

Sojourner G said...

Well SPEAK that then!
Can something be deep & hot?
Well done.

Sharon said...

@ nique: Thanks for the encouragement...I appreciate it!

@ Mizrepresent: love you for loving it, you're one of the first who has ;)

@ master (de)bater: I am so glad you get them and I can tell that you do!

@ mega rich: Thanks for the op...looking forward to meeting you at L-P Grill on my B-day next month too :)

@ jaycee: light and dark are often themes I explore...they work so well in the context of discovery. Thanks for noticing ;)

@BD: No, thank you...

@ sojourner g: I sooooooo love that you felt the heat too! Some think this is pretty benign when in actuality it is definitely driven by a sublime passion!

@ everyone: I wish any one of you had even the slightest inkling of how fantastically blessed I feel to be in your presence. You are all gifts of the very best kind!

LadyLee said...

I love this whole poem, Sharon, especially the context from which it was written...

But I especially love the line

"The night evaporated. Allowing the dawning sun to vanquish the fear."

That's deep off the pages right there:)

nikki said...

dangit! ladylee quoted my favorite line!

yeah...that was some tight ish right there :)

Lovebabz said...

Lovely! It spoke to me on so many different levels.. Loved the tone, loved the contrast.