Light in the Dark Night of the Soul

Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes we have to go through the dark night of the soul. Here is a poem that honors the pain while showing an opening to hope:

Radical Sky

20 years ago
I was getting married
on a boat
called Karma
on a sunny day
in a bay of dolphins.

My 9-year-old sister
carried the ring
on a pillow.

Now they are all gone:
sister, father, mother, husband.
A litany of loss.

But I have learned
this:
even in the smallest circle of sun
reflected through a tiny prism of snow
you can see all the colors.

–Laura Foley

laurafoley@VALLEY.NET

Permission by Laura Foley. Copyright Laura Foley.

29 comments

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M.2 years ago

Thanks

Tim C.
Tim C.2 years ago

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se2 years ago

:-)

Gwynethrose F.
Gwynethrose F.3 years ago

Thank you...and even though loss is just plain crap, we have to keep moving on..it's just life.(As Marvin in The

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

thanks for the info

LM Sunshine

just beautiful and touching, thank you for sharing!

Bren R.
Bren R.4 years ago

Beautiful...

Sarah L.
Past Member 4 years ago

That's so sweet.

Dan Martin
Dan Martin4 years ago

Thank you this is quite well done

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez4 years ago

thank you for sharing!!