I applaud you on your perseverance … early morning walks!! … “— Maggie Smith, “How Dark the Beginning”.
All we ever talk of is light—
let there be light, there was light then,
good light—but what I consider
dawn is darker than all that.
So many hours between the day
receding and what we recognize
as morning, the sun cresting
like a wave that won’t break
over us—as if light were protective,
as if no hearts were flayed,
no bodies broken on a day
like today. In any film,
the sunrise tells us everything
will be all right. Danger wouldn’t
dare show up now, dragging
its shadow across the screen.
We talk so much of light, please
let me speak on behalf
of the good dark. Let us
talk more of how dark
the beginning of a day is.
- Photo: DK @ Daybreak. July 14, 2021. 4:45 a.m.
- Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley:
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