Of Dark And Light – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Sarah is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write about bringing light into the darkness.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – St. Lucy, Bringing Light Into Darkness

“I cannot love another soul so dark it eats up others’ light.” Lauren Kate

Of Dark And Light

Light bringer,
you held your own darkness
in a neglected corner of your life
until it weighed you down to earth,
cast out yet newly found,
that ancient double of good and bad
all wrapped in monochrome,
which simply hides those
uncomfortable distinctions;
even so, your young proteges
follow your example,
some say by deceit,
others say by shine,
all the while reminding us
that we are all bearers 
of dark and light.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under Free Verse, mindfulness, Mythology, poem, quote, Spirituality

13 responses to “Of Dark And Light – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Things are often more complicated than they appear. I like the quotation and the moral complexity of your poem.

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  2. Yes… we have them both… and those who claim to be the brightest often also are the darkest.

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  3. So true that we are all capable of both good and evil, Paul. Also, a reminder that children are watching us. 🙂

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  4. In our dream class we call that part the shadow self. It’s wonderful to be able to acknowledge that they are part of us and accepted. Those who shine too brightly can blind us. Thoughtful poem, Paul.

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  5. sanaarizvi

    This is incredibly deep and wise. We often forget that we are harbingers of both light and dark .. and end up neglecting the darkness within .. until its too late.


  6. lync56

    great poem – last line so true



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