Sunday, October 16, 2005

Darkness and Shadow

Day does not begin with sunlight,
It begins with waking.
Dreams go through day and night
And never ask: am I awake?
Dreams sometimes sleep
And then there is true shadow.

I went to sleep in jail
And woke up having killed.
The room where you find the door
Was made of black satin.
The robe of the judge
rustled in darkness I found waiting.

No evil can be done at night,
No good during the day.


Cocaine Jesus said...

This very much 'me'.
A little dark but not sinister and the last two lines are the killer punch . . .
'No evil can be done at night,
No good during the day.'
Oh man alive that is good.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks so much CJ! So glad you found the reward from this little sonnet. Your sage comments are always welcome!

gulnaz said...

day does not begin with sunlight,
it begins with waking.

there is a proverb in hindi which translates to this.

excellent strong stuff, says it better what i tried to say with mine recent post.

gulnaz said...

and much more!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Gulnaz! As you know, I've been enjoying your recent posts. Wasn't aware of the quote from Hindi, but am pleased to hear about it. Glad you found something strong and valuable here. I'm still reeling from writing this!

jadedprimadonna said...

I can see why you'd still be reeling from writing this - it's very powerful. No good during the day... WOW...

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks JPD! Looks like you had a good trip, the photos looked great. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. See you soon!

. : A : . said...

You have turned perspective inside out in this one. Well done.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks .:A:.! Glad the crippled musician could do the dance for you.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Love this it's so criptic, like a ghost just round the corner that cannot be seen

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! I felt a presence while I was writing this. Glad it wasn't just me!

Lorena said...

wow russell, this is original. really made me think.
"Dreams sometimes sleep
And then there is true shadow"

especially loved the concept of true shadow.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Wow Lorena, thanks! There are several concepts like playful cats running around in this thing. True shadow is a particularly nice one. Glad you found this stimulating. Rally liked your new B&Ws!