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 M4 years ago

Thanks

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Tim C.
Tim C4 years ago

ty

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage s4 years ago

:-)

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Gwynethrose F.
Gwynethrose F4 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

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

thanks for the info

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LM Sunshine
James M5 years ago

just beautiful and touching, thank you for sharing!

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Bren R.
Bren R.5 years ago

Beautiful...

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Sarah L.
Past Member 5 years ago

That's so sweet.

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Dan Martin
Dan M5 years ago

Thank you this is quite well done

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Rosie Lopez
Rosie L5 years ago

thank you for sharing!!

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