Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | April 30, 2012

DARK BUT NOT FORGOTTEN


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DARK, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Like the dark side of the moon underexplored,

Our dark side’s long corridors

Of  inner maze,

Dwells in murky haze

And surfaces un-implored.

When conditions are least expected

That dark and light be connected…

We say something crass

Or act out too fast,

To be corrected/rejected.

But darkness is part of us,

Splitting the two makes such a fuss…

As THE DARK CRYSTAL*

Ventured to extol,

One split into two is a “bust”.

We don’t explore much in the dark,

Even with a strong light, no lark…

Our feelings take hold,

Things can get awful cold

Even as fires rage at memories stark.

Those who walk through those moss-covered walls

Regularly, pay a price for it all…

Good and bad lines will blur

With no standards inferred,

It’s so easy for a good man to fall.

In order “to thine own self be true,”**

One must know what is inside of you…

Yet not taken in

By the tendency to sin,

But not be surprised by it, too.

—Jonathan Caswell

NOTES:  *THE DARK CRYSTAL (1892) was a Jim Henson Puppets full-length feature film about  a mystic people and a gross, selfish, predatory people who turned out to be two sides of the same…when the Dark Crystal  was itself restored to wholeness.

**Quotation from HAMLET Act 1, scene 3, line 78.  A play by William Shakespeare.

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Responses

  1. wow fantastic work!

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    THEY’S DARKNESS WITHIN US…HUMANKIND IS STILL BASICALLY EVIL.


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